søndag 31. oktober 2021

Adrian Norman: The World Must Condemn China's Genocide of Uyghurs

Enes Kanter, a center for the Boston Celtics, has recently drawn attention after using his social media platforms to speak out against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its numerous human rights abuses. In a video posted to Twitter, he spoke of "torture, rape, forced abortions and sterilizations" and other atrocities being carried out against almost 2 million members of China's Uyghur population.

"The Uyghur region has become an open-air prison and surveillance state where freedoms are nonexistent for the Uyghur people," Kanter said.

These comments came just days after China banned Celtics games from being aired as a response to Kanter's criticism of Chinese president Xi Jinping and calls for Tibet to be free. Kanter, who has emerged as a leading voice against human rights abuses, has now also denounced Nike for its refusal to acknowledge the brutality taking place in China, particularly in the factories where the company's shoes are manufactured using the forced labor of Uyghurs.

China's abuse of Uyghurs is longstanding and calls to mind some of the darkest chapters in human history.