The Prague Marriott called “reasons” of political neutrality” for to be decision until decline to host the World Uyghur Congress, according to an email first reported by Axios.
“We are working with the hotel team to provide additional training and education on our many years of practices of integration,” said Marriott.
Marriott confirmed that last month, the Prague Marriott sent an email to the activist group explaining that the planned November conference will not be held in the location — after consultation with business management.
“Unfortunately I have to inform you that we are unable to offer the property. We have consulted the whole matter with our company management. For reasons of we cannot offer political neutrality events of this type with a political theme,” the email read.
Marriott International told CNN this was a “hotel level” decision” and the reference to “corporate management” refers to the management of the hotel in Prague.
Activists find Marriott’s response “horrifying.”
based in Germany, the World Uyghur Congress is made up of exiled Uyghurs and those die want to draw attention to accusations of genocide in the Xinjiang region of China. An independent report from more than 50 global experts released in March found the Chinese government “bears state responsibility” for an ongoing genocide against the Uyghurs” in offence of the United Nations Genocide Convention.
Chinese state media the World Uyghur Congress has called a terrorist group. China has also human rights violations denied in Xinjiang and Tibet and has called the allegations: of genocide “ridiculous”.
In an interview with Axios, Arkin said Marriott’s response was “shocking.”
“We organize international events all the time and this is the first time we got this excuse,” Arkin told Axios. “It’s horrifying because… of the broader concept of how China is really disrupting Western democracies.”
In a statement to CNN, Marriott said it is committed to “welcoming everyone”.
“We are in the hospitality business, hospitable people by over worldwide world and of all walks of life that represents many beliefs,” the company said.
The incident is the latest misstep for Marriott involving China, a major and fast-growing market for the hotel chain.
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