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China Cancels Soccer Broadcast over Player’s Criticism on Uyghurs

HeadlineDec 17, 2019

In China, the state-run media outlet CCTV canceled the broadcast of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City, after the star player of Arsenal, Mesut Özil, criticized the Chinese government’s violent abuse of Uyghur Muslims. On Friday, Özil, who is Turkish-German and Muslim, called the Uyghurs “warriors who resist persecution.” Chinese authorities have been accused of systematically separating Muslim children from their families in the far western region of Xinjiang. An estimated 1 million people from the Uyghur community are being imprisoned in camps without trial.

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