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In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 photo, economist Ilham Tohti speaks to students at the Central Nationalities University in Beijing, China. He has been under arrest dozens of times over the past decade for criticizing how China runs his homeland and treats his people.

China denies detained Uighur professor access to lawyer

  • Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:57

A prominent Uighur economist who has been charged with separatism in China's far western Xinjiang region was denied access to legal counsel on Thursday, his lawyer said, on grounds that the case involves "state secrets".

Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

Uyghur Language Activist to be Tried in March

  • Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:53

But little is known about the fate of his two business partners.

Perhat Halmurat

Three Students of Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Formally Arrested

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:54

Chinese authorities inform their families of the charges against them.

An Uygur boy holds a placard with a photo of Ilham Tohti that reads 'Freedom to Ilham Tohti' during a demonstration. Photo: AP

Uygur groups condemn charge against academic Ilham Tohti

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:41

Ilham Tohti charged with separatism, which can carry the death penalty

  Guzailai Nu'er, the wife of Ilham Tohti, speaks as she has an interview with Reuters by a phone from window of her house in Beijing, January 17, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Uighur professor could face death sentence in China: lawyer

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:37

A prominent ethnic Uighur economist is unlikely to receive a fair trial and could face the death penalty after being charged with separatism in China's far western Xinjiang region, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

China slaps separatism charges on Uighur blogger

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:34

Chinese authorities should immediately release a Uighur blogger and academic who has been charged with separatism after being held incommunicado and without charge since January 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009.

China condemned for charging Uighur academic Ilham Tohti with separatism

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:25

Tohti, a critic of government policy towards the mostly Muslim Uighurs, could face the death penalty

 Ilham Tohti has been charged with seperatism, along with seven of his students Photo: AFP/GETTY

China silences last voice of dissent on Xinjiang

  • Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:22

China charges university professor and seven of his students with 'separatism', extinguishing lone voice of dissent over the troubled region of Xinjiang

China Formally Arrests Uyghur Dissident For 'Separatism'

  • Tue, 02/25/2014 - 21:11

Ilham Tohti could face a life sentence, but his lawyer says there is little evidence to support the charges.

Tohti's wife Guzaili Nu'er, left, and mother Nasipuhan, said the professor does not support Uighur separatism [AP]

China charges Uighur academic with separatism

  • Tue, 02/25/2014 - 20:59

Professor at Beijing's Minzu University had challenged official version of several attacks allegedly involving Uighurs.