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Writer Ilham Tohti Subjected to Prisoner Abuse, Says PEN

  • Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:38

Literary Human Rights Organization Calls on China to Uphold Obligations Under International Law

Mr Tohti, pictured here in 2010, is a member of the Muslim Uighur ethnic group in China

Uighur academic Ilham Tohti 'denied food' in China jail

  • Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:34

The detained Uighur academic Ilham Tohti was denied food for more than a week and his legs have been shackled, his lawyer says.

Document - China: Further information: Uighur scholar deprived food and shackled: Ilham Tohti

  • Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:30

Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was not given food for two 10 day periods and his feet were shackled for over 20 days, according to his lawyers Li Fangping and Wang Yu. They were able to meet him on 26 June for the first time since he was detained.

Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing, June 12, 2010.

Detained Uyghur Scholar Rejects Separatism Charges in Meeting with Lawyers

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:35

The lawyers says he had been shackled and deprived of food and adequate water.

Tourists take photos of a mosque near the city bazaar in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, July 5, 2013

China Steps Up 'Anti-Terrorism' Measures Targeting Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:29

Muslims attending mosques will be closely watched by neighborhood security teams.

Map showing Yarkand in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture.

Police Officer Stabbed to Death, Another Wounded in Xinjiang Attack

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:12

A Uyghur suspect attacks them after he is allegedly tortured in police

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. On Thursday, June 26, 2014, a lawyer provided the first news about the minority Uighur economics professor since he was detained by Chinese authorities over five months ago, saying the activist staged a hunger strike and later was denied food. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Detained Uighur scholar went for days without food

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:08

An outspoken minority Uighur scholar went on a hunger strike in a Chinese jail and later was denied food, his lawyer said Thursday in the first news of the activist whose detention more than five months ago drew criticism from U.S. and European officials.

Ramadan 2014: The Persecuted Muslims who Have Nothing to Celebrate

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:05

The Uyghurs are subjected to religious discrimination by the Chinese government. 

Trucks packed with criminals and suspects at a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in Yili, in Xinjiang province, on May 27, 2014

China jails nine more in Xinjiang for terror offences

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:54

Authorities in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang have jailed nine more people for up to 14 years for terror-related offences at a public sentencing in front of more than 3,000 people, state media said on Thursday.

China Uighur Scholar Denied Food in Detention: Lawyer

  • Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:44

Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang denied food for 10 days to a prominent Uighur academic detained on separatism charges, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday, as nine in the region were sentenced for terror offences.