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Ilham Tohti

3 Chinese Students, Missing for Months, Surface to Denounce Uighur Scholar

  • Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:05

The three students appeared one after another in video images broadcast to millions of Chinese, sitting behind bars and denouncing Ilham Tohti, the man they had once called their mentor.

Broadcast of Ilham Tohti Court Record Breaks Law

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:14

Chinese Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was sentenced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to life in prison for separatism.

China's crackdown on Uighurs could spark even more clashes, say analysts

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:07

The US 'war on terror' should stand as a cautionary tale for China, according to experts at a Uighur conference

Ilham Tohti, Online Voice of China's Uyghurs, Sentenced to Life in Prison

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:01

On Tuesday, Chinese Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was sentenced to life in prison after a court in Urumqi—the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—found him guilty of the crime of inciting separatism.

Jewher Ilham, Tohti's daughter, gave a testimony about her father's situation to US officials in April

Ilham Tohti verdict: 'My father is an advocate for peace'

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:52

The court's decision - life behind bars - came as a shock to Ilham Tohti's family: his wife, two young sons, and his 20-year-old daughter, Jewher. Her father's lawyer had warned her about the verdict.

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti during his trial in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Chinese state media applauded Tohti’s guilty verdict. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese media reports 50 killed in Xinjiang in revision of death toll

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:48

Change in estimates underscores unreliability of official accounts of tensions in Xinjiang, home of the Muslim Uighur minority

Turkey calls on China to release Uighur academic

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:44

Turkey has called on China to release İlham Tohti, a well-known Uighur academic who was jailed for life for separatism, expressing its concerns over the case.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Official Death Toll in Xinjiang's Bugur Violence Climbs to 50

  • Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:20

Chinese authorities release new casualty figures four days after the violence in Bugur county.

China: USCIRF Condemns Harsh Sentence for Ilham Tohti

  • Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:18

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the life sentence handed down to respected Uighur Muslim scholar Ilham Tohti for “separatism.”

At Least 50 Killed in Xinjiang Violence, Officials Say

  • Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

The Chinese authorities provided new details on Thursday about a violent clash in the Xinjiang region of western China last weekend that they said had left 50 people dead and more than 50 others injured.