Griezmann Ends Association With Huawei Citing Fears Over Treatment Of Uighurs

December 11, 2020

The France and FC Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has ended his affiliation with Huawei post the reports that the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the repression of the mostly Muslim minority Uighurs.

“Following strong suspicions that the Huawei company has contributed to the development of a ‘Uighur alert’ thanks to facial recognition software, I am announcing the immediate termination of my partnership with the company,” Griezmann wrote in an Instagram post.

“I take this opportunity to invite Huawei to not just deny these accusations, but to take concrete actions as quickly as possible to condemn this mass repression, and to use its influence to contribute to the respect of human and women’s rights in society.”