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Chamath Palihapitiya Under Fire for Claiming ‘Nobody Cares’ About the Uyghur Genocide

The comments were criticized by NBA player Enes Kanter

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Chamath Palihapitiya, co-owner and director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and venture capital founder and CEO of Social Capital, underestimated Uyghur human rights abuses.

“Nobody cares about what’s happening to Uyghurs”, he said during an interview.

Criticism against the comments

When the NBA says we stand for justice, don’t forget there are those who sell their soul for money and business-like [Palihapitiya], the owner of [the] Warriors, who says “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs” Kanter wrote on Twitter.

The Chinese regime oppresses and violates the human rights of Uyghur Muslims. According to Human Rights Watch, this is not a new phenomenon. “But in recent years it has reached unprecedented levels.”

“The Chinese leadership is responsible for widespread and systematic policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other crimes. Coordinated international action is needed to punish those responsible, promote accountability, and pressure the Chinese regime to change course,” the international organization explained.

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