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WASHINGTON – US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with NBA player and China spokesperson Enes Kanter Freedom today to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) genocide against the ethnic minority population , the Uighurs, and the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“Enes is an important voice bringing the genocide to light,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Some NBA athletes and owners are willfully ignoring the CCP’s human rights abuses while courting China for higher profits in the league. We must amplify those risking their livelihoods to speak out against this murderous regime. . »
A native of Turkey, Kanter Freedom criticized the CCP’s business dealings with the NBA, Nike and the International Olympic Committee. Kanter Freedom officially became a US citizen last November.
Cassidy has been a vocal critic of the CCP and its slavery-based economy, co-sponsoring the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which became law last year.
Last month, Cassidy wrote an op-ed exposing China’s slave economy, arguing the real cost of “Made in China” label is much higher than the simple price.