The Arsenal midfielder accused Muslims of abandoning their co-religionists in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil faces backlash in China after attacking human rights abuses in Xinjiang

  • Former Germany international urged Muslims around the world to speak up about plight of Uygurs and other minority groups in far western region, saying ‘giving consent to persecution is persecution itself’
  • English Premier League club moves to distance itself from the player, insisting it is an ‘apolitical’ organisation
Topic |   Xinjiang
The Arsenal midfielder accused Muslims of abandoning their co-religionists in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters
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