NEWS BRIEFS: Dominique Wilkins lauded for human rights support

Chinese Muslims get support

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Former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins is getting praise from Boston Celtics forward Enes Kanter for his stance against human rights violations of the Uyghur population in China. The country has been accused of crimes against humanity and genocide against the mostly Muslim Uyghur people living in the north-western region of Xinjiang. “What is happening to the Uyghurs is one of the worst human rights abuses in the world today. We cannot stay silent,” Kanter wrote in a tweet. “Huge thanks to my brother… for being the strong voice of all those innocent Uyghur people in concentration camps.”