U.S. actress Mia Farrow expressed solidarity with Tibetans but said she was focused on pressuring China over its support for Sudan and called on world leaders to boycott the Olympics opening ceremony.
Farrow, best known for her roles in “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Hannah and Her Sisters”, last year became one of the first high profile figures to target the Beijing Games as a means of pressuring China for political leverage.
Her campaign to spur Beijing to use its influence on Sudan to put a stop to atrocities in Darfur helped prompt Hollywood director Steven Spielberg to quit as an adviser for the opening and closing ceremonies in August.
Other rights groups, most notably pro-Tibet supporters, have subsequently joined the chorus of complaints against China, turning Beijing’s buildup to the Games into public relations nightmare.
Read also Mia Farrow protests at Olympic torch relay, urges Beijing to help stop killings in Darfur by AP, and China, U.K. Should Send Military Support to Darfur, Farrow Says by Douglas Wong.