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Map of Hoboksar Mongol Autonomous county in Tarbaghatay prefecture.

Six Months After Demolition of Homes, Uyghurs Await Compensation

  • Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:44

Their homes were destroyed even though they bought them from a local urban planning head.

Mutellip Imin

Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown

  • Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:59

Ambitious and fluent in Mandarin, the young Uighur strivers from the Xinjiang region of northwest China had earned coveted slots at the nation’s top university for ethnic minorities. Most were the first in their families to attend college.

Ilham Tohti with Elliot Sperling, a American scholar on Tibet.

Chinese Court Upholds 'Separatism' Verdict, Life Term For Uyghur Scholar

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:40

Ilham Tohti says the facts of the case remain unclear and vows to continue his appeal.

 Uighur academic Ilham Tohti during his trial on separatism charges. Photograph: REUTERS TV/REUTERS

Chinese Scholar's Separatism Conviction Upheld

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:29

A court Friday upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.

Ilham Tohti

Urumqi High Court to Rule on Jailed Uyghur Scholar's Appeal Behind Closed Doors

  • Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:02

Ilham Tohti's defense lawyer says there is 'little likelihood' of a reduction in sentence.

A World Disrupted: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 | Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:20

For being the conscience of the Uighur people.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (

Thailand Is Searching for Scores of Uighurs Who Fled China

  • Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:45

 The Thai authorities said Tuesday that they were searching for about 120 ethnic Uighurs who fled China and were detained in southern Thailand by the police earlier this year but escaped this month from a shelter there.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Dismal Conditions Push Uyghurs to Escape From Thai Facility

  • Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:33

They could no longer tolerate the bad food, disease, lack of clothing and threats, one escapee says.

Ilham Tohti during his trial on separatism charges, as shown on Chinese state television.Credit CCTV, via Reuters

Ilham Tohti's Students to Stand Trial 'Soon' in China's Xinjiang

  • Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:29

Lawyers for the jailed Uyghur scholar are in the process of appealing his life sentence for 'separatism.'

 Ilham Tohti

Lawyers Cite Procedural Violations, Await Decision on Appeal in Ilham Tohti Case

  • Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:21

On September 23, 2014, a court in Urumqi city, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) sentenced Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison on the charge of “separatism.”