- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:48
Change in estimates underscores unreliability of official accounts of tensions in Xinjiang, home of the Muslim Uighur minority
- 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.
- Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:20
Chinese authorities release new casualty figures four days after the violence in Bugur county.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.