Persecution in China Leads to Uyghur Genocide

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April 30, 2023 | New Jersey State Bar Foundation | By Phyllis Raybin Emert

“In almost all of these cases involving big companies or sports leagues, you simply need to follow the money to understand why certain actors are behaving a certain way,” says Peter Irwin, Senior Program Officer at the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a research-based advocacy organization located in Washington, DC that promotes human rights for Uyghurs. “The NBA knows full well that basketball is an incredibly popular sport in China, and they make a lot of money in that country, so they tend to do whatever they can to refrain from any kind of criticism [of China].”

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