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Thailand on March 15, 2014,  sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China’s Uighur minority for illegal entry,
Oct 14, 2016

A 10th Uighur man who broke out of the Nong Khai Immigration Centre’s detention facility in September was recaptured at a market in Udon Thani’s Muang district on Thursday night.

Oct 14, 2016

Respected university professor Ilham Tohti worked tirelessly to build bridges between ethnic communities in China. He always opposed violence in his writing and lectures, and sought to encourage cooperation and understanding. But he’s been jailed for life – supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.

Oct 14, 2016

Respected university professor Ilham Tohti worked tirelessly to build bridges between ethnic communities in China. He always opposed violence in his writing and lectures, and sought to encourage cooperation and understanding. But he’s been jailed for life – supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.

Oct 13, 2016

On 10 October 2016, the UNPO in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and ChinaChange.org, held a conference entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality” at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Oct 12, 2016

Parents and guardians in China's heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein attends a media briefing at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Oct 12, 2016

China expressed anger on Wednesday after the United Nations human rights chief spoke at an award ceremony for a prominent Chinese academic jailed for life two years ago for campaigning for the rights of the Muslim Uighur people.

HOTAN, China: Young Uyghur boys pose with a girl holding a soccer ball, Oct. 13, 2006
Oct 12, 2016

See something, say something — even a child practicing religion?

Ilham Tohti
Oct 11, 2016

China dismissed the awarding of a major human rights prize Tuesday to scholar Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of advocating separatism and supporting terrorism.

 Ilham Tohti was convicted of separatism and condemned to a life behind bars by a court in Xinjiang in 2014. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP
Oct 11, 2016

The man known as ‘China’s Mandela’ announced as the winner of the annual Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders

Ilham Tohti, an Uighur scholar sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of of separatism, in 2010. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times
Oct 11, 2016

A prominent Uighur scholar jailed in China after speaking out against brutal repression in his native Xinjiang was named on Tuesday as the winner of a prestigious international human rights award for his efforts to promote understanding and dialogue.

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