(TheRedWire.com) – Over the last two decades, the National Basketball Association (NBA) worked aggressively to grow its share of the Chinese market. The country is the world’s most populated, with over a billion people, including 500 million NBA fans. In October, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter criticized China for human rights violations against the Uyghur community. Now, he’s not alone because someone who experienced those abuses is now calling on the NBA to condemn China’s human rights abuses.
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Few know much about China’s abuses against the Uyghur community, but a survivor of China’s concentration camps is shedding light on the problem. Mihrigul Tursun is pleading with the Biden administration to protect the Uyghur people from genocide at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.
Tursun is an Uyghur Muslim who testified about her experiences in Chinese concentration camps. She says the Chinese threw her into the camps three times between 2015 and 2018. She’s also asking the NBA to use its massive platform to condemn China. She even urged NBA superstar LeBron James to learn more about the situation and back away from business partnerships in the communist country.
Tursan said upon returning home from a study abroad in Egypt, the Chinese police arrested her and her infant triplets. She alleges that they killed one of her triplet babies in the concentration camp and exposed her to extreme torture through electrocution, drugging, beatings, and sleep deprivation.
One has to wonder what other Chinese atrocities remain unreported.
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