- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:01
China jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life on Tuesday for separatism, a decision that provoked strong criticism from Western governments and human rights groups.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:51
For Ilham Tohti, things started getting really bad late last year. Security agents in Beijing rammed the scholar’s car. Then they threatened to kill his wife and kids.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:39
The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the life term handed down by a Chinese court today to Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur blogger and academic, and calls for his unconditional release. Tohti was found guilty of separatism by a court in the western Xinjiang region, according to news reports.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:36
It was supposed to be an adventure. It was Feb. 2, 2013, and Ilham Tohti, a Beijing-based professor and writer, and his 18-year-old daughter, Jewher Ilham, were on their way from China to the United States.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:58
The United States and the European Union have criticized China’s actions against the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, who was convicted of separatism on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:51
Mr. Ilham Tohti, a distinguished Uyghur Scholar from China’s Minzu University, was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for “separatism” after two days of a bogus trial during which no witness was present or evidences put forth to support the charges against him.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:49
China's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people will appeal against a life prison sentence that drew criticism from Western countries including the United States, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:38
In my series of interviews with Chinese intellectuals, there is an empty chair for Ilham Tohti, the economist and Uighur activist.
China: Life sentence for Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti is further stain on China’s abysmal freedom of expression record
- Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:35
The draconian sentence passed on Ilham Tohti, an academic and member of China’s Uyghur minority is a travesty of justice, PEN International said today, as it reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release.
- Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:18
In recent years, as China has been buffeted by surging violence in the far western region of Xinjiang, foreign journalists seeking analysis from local scholars relied on one man to make sense of news events...