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China's Fruitless Repression of the Uighurs
September 29, 2014
Assa Ariyoshi

Last week, a court in China’s far western Xinjiang region sentenced Ilham Tohti, a member of the Uighur minority, to life in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.”

WHAT DOES THE SENTENCING OF ILHAM TOHTI MEAN FOR UIGHURS, CHINA AND THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM?
September 29, 2014
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

Ilham Tohti, who has become one of the most prominent political prisoners in China after his arrest in January 2014, was sentenced to life in prison last week

The Price of China's Uighur Repression
September 29, 2014

Jailing of Ilham Tohti Will Radicalize More Uighurs

Chinese Court Sentences Teenagers to Death in Killing of Jume Tahir, Islamic Cleric
September 29, 2014

A Chinese court has sentenced two teenagers to death for what the authorities said was their role in the murder of a prominent Islamic cleric in the western region of Xinjiang, the state news media reported Monday.

China's hotbed: who created the violence?
September 29, 2014
Ilham Tohti, Uyghur; Tybetanka Oser, Tibetan; Ai Weiwei, Han. Beijing, May 19, 2013.

By turning the screws on the Uighurs tighter every day, is China actually creating the hotbed of discontent that it's trying to crack down on?

Vigil Is Planned for Uighur Writer
September 29, 2014

The PEN American Center will hold a vigil for the Uighur writer and academic Ilham Tohti on Monday evening in response to his being sentenced to life in prison.

3 Chinese Students, Missing for Months, Surface to Denounce Uighur Scholar
September 28, 2014
Ilham Tohti

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
September 27, 2014

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

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare
Feb 24, 2014
Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi
Jul 2, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).