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China opens separatism trial for students of jailed Uighur scholar

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:54

China opened separatism trials for seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer said, the latest developments in a legal drama in the Xinjiang region that has drawn criticism from the West.

7 Students of Jailed Economist Are Put on Trial in Western China

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:52
Ilham Tohti

 Seven students of Ilham Tohti, an imprisoned ethnic Uighur professor, went on trial on Tuesday in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang on charges of being members of a separatist group, said Li Fangping, a lawyer for Mr. Tohti.

Six Months After Demolition of Homes, Uyghurs Await Compensation

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:44
Map of Hoboksar Mongol Autonomous county in Tarbaghatay prefecture.

Their homes were destroyed even though they bought them from a local urban planning head.

Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:59
Mutellip Imin

Ambitious and fluent in Mandarin, the young Uighur strivers from the Xinjiang region of northwest China had earned coveted slots at the nation’s top university for ethnic minorities. Most were the first in their families to attend college.

Chinese Court Upholds 'Separatism' Verdict, Life Term For Uyghur Scholar

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:40
Ilham Tohti with Elliot Sperling, a American scholar on Tibet.

Ilham Tohti says the facts of the case remain unclear and vows to continue his appeal.

Chinese Scholar's Separatism Conviction Upheld

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:29
 Uighur academic Ilham Tohti during his trial on separatism charges. Photograph: REUTERS TV/REUTERS

A court Friday upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.

Prominent China rights lawyer could face harsher charges: attorney

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:43
  Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang talks to media in Beijing in this July 20, 2012 picture.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

Chinese prosecutors could upgrade the charges against a prominent human rights lawyer, saying that he incited "ethnic hatred and discrimination" when he wrote a microblog post criticizing the government's account of a mass knife attack, his lawyer said on Thursday.

China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:41
Prominent Chinese journalist Gao Yu, pictured in 2007 in Hong Kong  © AFP/Getty

Trials of two leading activists on Friday will lay bare the Chinese authorities’ duplicity over the rule of law, Amnesty International said.

Urumqi High Court to Rule on Jailed Uyghur Scholar's Appeal Behind Closed Doors

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:02
Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti's defense lawyer says there is 'little likelihood' of a reduction in sentence.

A World Disrupted: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 | Ilham Tohti

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:13

For being the conscience of the Uighur people.

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