NBA star and human rights activist Enes Freedom complains about the sluggish response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to 's call for further action on . He says he feels. Help the Uighur Muslims in China. After being cut by the Houston Rockets at the beginning of
, basketball players, now free agents, wrote to Trudeau last month to take a tougher path to the Liberal government. Said recommended to. China when the country is , reportedly , committing a mass murder against a Turkish minority in the country's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
He said he only responded with a form letter from someone in the communications unit and he felt secretly.
In an interview with CBC News, Canter Freedom said he did not believe his letter actually fell into Trudeau's hands.
"The answer I got didn't really correspond to any of the specific points I raised. If he actually read it, I would You would have got a more thoughtful answer, "he said. ..
"He cares. I think he cares about human rights not only in Canada but around the world. If he has a heart, he won't react to me."
Canter Freedom said it was affiliated with senior leaders of the U.S. Parliament and top executives of the European Union in the fight against human rights abuses in China, but from Canadians. There was no firm reaction. So far the government.
He said Trudeau's decision to abstain from the House of Commons' motion, which officially declared fear of China last year, was another disappointment.
"Canada represents freedom, democracy and human rights, but has not taken any actual action against China. There is a genocide and the whole world knows it. "I blame it for not being enough," said Canter Freedom. ..
"Justin Trudeau, take the position of these people. If the wife of was in the internment camp, do you think the situation is sufficient? That's really unacceptable." He said.
A diplomatic boycott does not save lives: Enes Freedom
Canter Freedom was endorsed by Republican leaderin Washington, D.C. last month to defend him. Some praised it. Due to the enactment of a new US law that effectively bans imports from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where Uighur slave labor is alleged to be widespread.
U.S. law defended by Canter Freedom with Democratic and Republican support comes from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region unless people or businesses can prove that goods and materials are produced without slave labor. Is prohibited from importing. US President Joe Bidensigned the billin December.
In a letter to Trudeau on June 15, Canter Freedom urged the Government of Canada to take similar actions against imports from Xinjiang.
Canada and the United States are economic powers, like Nike, who once had part of the supply chain in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region when stepping into a ban on goods from problem areas. He said it could force a big company. Rethink your business with China.
At least Trudeau has torture, rape, forced sterilization and abortion, state surveillance, and concentration in the northwestern part of the country. 112} Detention of a minority of Muslims in the camp.
"It's a genocide. That's the way I explain it. The situation is really bad, a diplomatic boycott-it's not going to save lives," Enes Freedom said, China is the most concerned. He added that it was money that he was spending on.
He urged Trudeau to adopt a conservative Senator Leo Housakos bill as a government policy, one step ahead of what passed parliament south of the border.
If adopted, S-204 will ban the importation of all commodities manufactured or produced in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in whole or in part.
Canter Freedom said the bill would prevent Canada from "carelessly funding Uighur forced labor and Chinese Communist Party human rights abuses."
The U.S. Department of State found that Chinese authorities used the threat of physical violence, "forced drug intake", physical and sexual abuse , and torture, primarily Muslims. Detainees in factory clothing, shoes, carpets, threads, food, holiday decorations, building materials, solar power equipment, home appliances, bedding, cleaning Supplies, face masks, chemicals, medicines and other products.
U.S. estimates indicate that more than one million Muslims, including Uighurs, Hui, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, and Uzbeks , are imprisoned in the state . Has been-run a detention camp, where forced labor is the central tactic used for suppression.
Most private member bills — Introduced by individuals rather than government — is ministerial support, Through parliamentary time, or all parliamentary stages necessary to become a law that does not receive continuation.
Canter Freedom said the S-204 would have a chance to fight with Trudeau's support.
In response to his call for action, the Prime Minister's communications branch manager wrote in a letter on June 25 that the government was deeply concerned about "horrible reports of human rights abuses" in China. I'm here, "he told Canter Freedom. And it is "to take steps to address the risk of forced labor from all countries."
Kanter Freedom said the three-paragraph length answer can be read like a copy-and-paste job — answers common questions about China. Prewritten line used for.
The Prime Minister's Office referred to Foreign Minister Melanie Joly for questions about the Canter Freedom letter.
Forced Labor Bill
In a statement, a Jolly spokesman said the government "thanks to Mr. Canter Freedom for his work and advocacy on this issue. I will do it. "
"Minister for Foreign Affairs Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary, met with Mr. Canter Freedom in Otawa on June 6, 2022 to discuss the human rights of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The slaughter is very serious and I We are deeply concerned about reports of human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, including arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labor, torture, and the use of forced sterilization. "
A spokesperson said the government has already imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials and one group for participation in "serious and systematic human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region." He said he repeatedly called on the government to give UN officials "free". , And meaningful access to Xinjiang.
Government Canter Freedom and Fusakos proposed a ban on imports from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but Seamus O'Regan Labor Minister is concerned by the government Forced labor around the world, which he said is, and willing to take steps to deal with it.
Last month, O'Regan said he would return the invoice from Independent Que . Senator Julie Miville Deschen told a Canadian company that products and parts were not manufactured in sweatshops that employ children, or were excessive for free or for a small wage. Force them to make sure they are not manufactured by those who are forced to work.
Canter Freedom said he became a Chinese hawk because he was fed up with what happened to his fellow Islams in the country.
He said his advocacy was likely due to his deadlocked basketball career. He was cut after his pointed criticism caused controversy in China, home of tens of millions of NBA fans — a cash cow for the league and its owners.
"I love games and I'm not thinking of retiring, but I never rest to know that millions of people are losing their loved ones across the ocean. Is bigger than me, bigger than the NBA and basketball, and bigger than my next Peishek. "