IFC/CPFC Statement on Ilham Tohti Verdict

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:51

Mr. Ilham Tohti, a distinguished Uyghur Scholar from China’s Minzu University, was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for “separatism” after two days of a bogus trial during which no witness was present or evidences put forth to support the charges against him.

Prominent Uighur scholar in China to appeal life sentence: lawyer

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:49
  Uighur academic Ilham Tohti sits during his trial on separatism charges in Urumqi, Xinjiang region, in this still image taken from video shot on September 17-18, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/CCTV via Reuters TV

China's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people will appeal against a life prison sentence that drew criticism from Western countries including the United States, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

‘They Don’t Want Moderate Uighurs'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:38

In my series of interviews with Chinese intellectuals, there is an empty chair for Ilham Tohti, the economist and Uighur activist.

China: Life sentence for Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti is further stain on China’s abysmal freedom of expression record

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:35

The draconian sentence passed on Ilham Tohti, an academic and member of China’s Uyghur minority is a travesty of justice, PEN International said today, as it reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release.

The Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on Life Under Scrutiny in China

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:18
Ilham Tohti at a restaurant in Beijing on Jan. 8, days before his detention.Credit Reuters

In recent years, as China has been buffeted by surging violence in the far western region of Xinjiang, foreign journalists seeking analysis from local scholars relied on one man to make sense of news events...

Foreign Office concerned at sentence of Ilham Tohtii

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:12

Foreign Office expresses concern after Uighur academic Dr Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life imprisonment in China.

Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:06

The United States is deeply disturbed that Ilham Tohti has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Xinjiang Court Sentences Uyghur Scholar to Life in Prison

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:03

Ilham Tohti says he is 'innocent' and protests decision.

Rights Groups Say China Exports ‘Tools of Torture’

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:58

Chinese companies, some of them state-owned, are profiting from the production and export of law enforcement equipment that can be used for torture, fueling human rights abuses in Africa and Asia, two international human rights organizations said in a report released on Tuesday.

Life in jail: unusually harsh sentence for Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti for inciting separatism

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:55

Economics professor from Minzu University had strongly denied the charges


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