"I’m honored and humbled to receive the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Sometimes taking a stand is more important than your next paycheck," Enes Kanter wrote in a tweet.
According to The Epoch Times, the nomination has won support from 30 Nobel laureates as well as well-wishers on social media.
"Enes is a fearless fighter for human rights & freedom for all & I couldn’t be more proud to see him receive a nomination for the Nobel Prize," Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) wrote on Twitter on Feb. 17.
The NBA player is definitely on the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) black list.
Of Turkish origins, Enes Kanter changed his name to Enes Kanter Freedom on Nov. 29, 2021, the day when he completed his US citizenship oath ceremony.
The Brave NBA Player Who Exposed The CCP's CrimesEnes Kanter Freedom is one of the few celebrities who had the courage to openly criticize the Chinese communist regime for the industrial-scale killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs (mostly Falun Gong practitioners).
Prisoners of conscience are people who have been imprisoned for holding political or religious views that are not tolerated by their own government.
"Stop killing for organs. It's a crime against humanity," the Turkish player wrote in a post that appeared on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Kanter's posts include photos of a new pair of customized sneakers, which convey the same message. Painted on the shoes is a doctor dressed in blue, holding an organ from which blood is dripping. A liver, kidney, and heart are depicted on the shoe's toe; each organ has a price tag attached. The sneakers are dotted with painted bloodstains all over.
"Stop organ harvesting in China" - is a text written on the side of a sneaker.
The Mass-Scale "Medical Genocide"Detailed reports that the communist regime is forcibly harvesting organs from living prisoners and selling them on China's transplant black market first emerged in 2006. Several whistleblowers also approached the Epoch Times that same year to shed light on the gruesome industry.
In 2019, an independent court in London upheld the allegations after a year-long investigation. It found that Beijing has been forcibly harvesting organs for years "on a significant scale" and continues to do so.
The main source of the organs, according to the court, were Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa) practitioners, a spiritual discipline that promotes the core values of truth, compassion, and tolerance, alongside a set of meditative exercises. Falun Gong was targeted by the Chinese Communist Party in 1999 because of its increasing popularity and began to be brutally persecuted in China (while being freely practiced in the public parks of over 100 countries around the world).
Fear of economic reprisals has led the medical and international community to cover up abuses by the Chinese regime.
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Enes Called For The Boycott Of The 2022 Beijing Olympics
The NBA player urged fellow athletes to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
"The Chinese government does not represent Olympic core values of excellence, of respect, of friendship. They are a brutal dictatorship," Freedom said during a press conference in January.
At the event, Enes pointed out to the CCP’s broad suppression spanning Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet, the intimidation of Taiwan, and inside China itself.
His Career Was Affected
Epoch Times reported that., on Feb. 10, 2022, Freedom was traded to the Houston Rockets, and just four days later the Rockets waived him.
"This is outrageous," reacted Bill Browder, head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign. "Enes Kanter Freedom, the only NBA player brave enough to speak out against China’s human rights atrocities gets traded from the Celtics to the Rockets and then immediately waived (i.e., fired). A disastrous precedent."
Prior to this incident, in October 2021, Kanter's stance on the Chinese Communist regime's crimes in Tibet triggered a new round of retaliation from the Party.
After the player posted a two-minute video on Twitter illustrating the Beijing regime's suppression of regime's crimes in Tibet, live broadcasts of Boston Celtics games disappeared from Tencent (internet Chinese giant).
As a result, Kanter, 29, has noticed a marked reduction in the games he has been selected for this season.
"Keep not letting me play, I'll expose you [crimes] off the field," he tweeted.
However, the Celtics head coach Ime Udoka claimed the decision to limit Kanter's playing time was "strictly based on basketball," pointing to his difficulties on defense.