NBA player Rudy Gobert spoke out against the human rights violations carried out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
According to the website Outkick, the center for the Utah Jazz wrote a story on Instagram that simply said “wrong is wrong.” However, clicking on the message redirects you to a post by his French compatriot, actor Omar Sy, which tells of the plight of the Uighur community in China.
“Millions of Uyghur Muslims are detained and tortured in concentration camps in China,” Sy wrote in the post. ““Not for what they do, but for who they are. It is the largest mass incarceration of the 21st century. It has to end,” he added, ending the post with the phrase “#FreeUyghurs.”
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Please repost & share 🙏🏿 Des millions de musulmans Ouïghours sont enfermés et torturés dans des camps de concentration en Chine. Non pour ce qu’ils font, mais pour ce qu’ils sont. C’est le plus grand internement de masse du XXIe siècle. Il faut y mettre fin. #FreeUyghurs *** Millions of Uyghur Muslims are detained and tortured in concentration camps in China. Not for what they do, but for who they are. It is the largest mass incarceration of the 21st century. It has to end. #FreeUyghurs
According to Outkick, Gobert’s post is the first NBA player to publicly show his concern about concentration camps in China.
The NBA recently announced that it had closed a training facility in the Xinjiang area, which is precisely the region where the Uighur Muslim minority is being held, the Daily Caller reported.
Reports have surfaced that more than 1 million Uighurs have been detained in 85 concentration camps in China to renounce their faith as they are being persecuted for their religion by the CCP.
In addition to Uighurs, other religious groups being persecuted include Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioners.
Leading British human rights lawyer Sir Geoffrey Nice QC recently called for the formation of an independent tribunal in London to investigate whether the CCP’s abuses against Uighur Muslims constitute genocide or crimes against humanity.
Nice, who previously led the prosecution of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Court, presided over the Independent Court on the Forcible Removal of Organs of Conscience in China, known as the China Court. This jury determined that it was “beyond doubt” that state-authorized forced organ harvesting for profit has been occurring in China for years and “on a significant scale.”
The Chinese court argued that these organs come primarily from imprisoned believers, most of whom are practitioners of the ancient Chinese practice called Falun Dafa.