Celtics' Enes Kanter eviscerates China over treatment of Uyghurs; 召集穆斯林领袖, 运动员

边缘, 谁称中国的习近平是 “残暴的独裁者” 在本周早些时候宣传西藏的视频中, 发布另一个关注中国新疆地区维吾尔人的信息. 坎特穿着 “Freedom for UyghurT-shirt as he spoke to the camera.

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文件 - In this Sunday, 十月. 6, 2019 档案照片, Boston Celtics' Enes Kanter plays against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston.

文件 – In this Sunday, 十月. 6, 2019 档案照片, 波士顿凯尔特人队’ Enes Kanter plays against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Right now as I speak this message, 折磨, 强奸, 强迫流产, sterilizations, family separations, arbitrary detentions, concentration camps, political reeducation, forced labor … this is all happening right now to more than 1.8 million Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region in northwestern China,” 他说.

The Chinese government has been taking sweeping measures to crackdown on the Uyghur people simply because they embrace their own religion, their own culture, language, history and identity. The Uyghur region has become an open-air prison and surveillance state where freedoms are non-existent for the Uyghur people. The Chinese government has sent Uyghurs along with Kazaks, Tajiks and other Muslims groups to concentration camps for simply applying for a passport, for texting someone overseas or for believing in anything that does not align with the Chinese Communist Party’s agenda.

Kanter put several Middle East leaders and current and former Muslim athletes on blast for their silence regarding the treatment of Uyghurs.

All of us must spread the word and call on the Chinese government to free the Uyghur people. It’s so disappointing that the governments and leaders of Muslim-majority countries are staying silent while my Muslim brothers are getting killed, raped and tortured,” 坎特说.

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“我在说你, 巴基斯坦总理伊姆兰汗, 沙特国王萨勒曼, 阿拉伯联合酋长国穆罕默德·本·扎耶德, 伊朗总统易卜拉欣·赖西. 你决定优先考虑与中国的金钱和业务而不是人权,这是可耻和可悲的. You call yourselves Muslims but you are just using that for show. 你根本不在乎人.

Detail of the shoes worn by Enes Kanter #13 of the Boston Celtics with the wording "自由西藏" during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 20, 2021 在纽约市.

Detail of the shoes worn by Enes Kanter #13 of the Boston Celtics with the wording “自由西藏” during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 20, 2021 在纽约市. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

“这也适用于穆斯林运动员. 你为什么保持沉默? 穆罕默德·萨拉赫, 卡里姆·阿卜杜勒-贾巴尔, 阿米尔汗……说点什么. 做点什么. 大声说出来. 你的沉默, your inaction is complicit.

Kanter saved his final words for Xi.

Heartless dictator of China, Xi Jinping, and the Communist Party of China, I’m calling you out right now in front of the whole world. Close down the slave labor camps and free the Uyghur people. Stop the genocide now.

The NBA and the Celtics didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Kanter’s video echoed the criticism China received from 43 countries over its reported torture and repression of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang on Thursday.

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We have seen an increasing number of reports of widespread and systematic human rights violations including reports documenting torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, forced sterilization, sexual and gender-based violence, and forced separation of children,” 的 43 mostly Western countries said in their statement at the United Nations.

A security person watches from a guard tower around a detention facility in Yarkent County in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on March 21, 2021. Four years after Beijing's brutal crackdown on largely Muslim minorities native to Xinjiang, Chinese authorities are dialing back the region's high-tech police state and stepping up tourism. But even as a sense of normality returns, fear remains, hidden but pervasive.

A security person watches from a guard tower around a detention facility in Yarkent County in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on March 21, 2021. Four years after Beijing’s brutal crackdown on largely Muslim minorities native to Xinjiang, Chinese authorities are dialing back the region’s high-tech police state and stepping up tourism. But even as a sense of normality returns, fear remains, hidden but pervasive. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

There are severe restrictions on freedom of religion or belief and the freedoms of movement, association and expression as well as on Uyghur culture. Widespread surveillance disproportionately continues to target Uyghurs and members of other minorities.

China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun denouncedthe groundless accusationsand unfounded “谎言” regarding Xinjiang and accused the U.S. and others ofusing human rights as a pretext for political maneuvering to provoke confrontation.He said the lives of the people in Xinjiang are getting better by the day andyour plot to obstruct China’s development is doomed to failure.

Delivery workers flying Chinese national flags ride around in a convoy to promote their services in Shule county in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on March 20, 2021.

Delivery workers flying Chinese national flags ride around in a convoy to promote their services in Shule county in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Kanter put China on blast and supported the free-Tibet movement in a video Wednesday.

Tencent, China’s streaming giant, responded by pulling Celtics games off their air.

Kanter isn’t the first one to express support for Uyghurs. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert offered his own message last October.

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