Ilham Tohti: Uighur activist's daughter fears for his life

Jewher Ilham made the remark after accepting a top European human rights prize on behalf of her father.

2019-12-18

The daughter of Ilham Tohti, a Uighur intellectual who has been imprisoned in China, has said she does not know if her father is alive.

Jewher Ilham made the remark after accepting a top European human rights prize on behalf of her father.

Ilham Tohti was jailed for life on separatism charges in 2014.

China has provoked an international outcry its treatment of Uighurs, an indigenous Muslim minority, in the western Xinjiang region.

Mr Tohti, an economics scholar, is known for his research on relations between the Uighur and Han people.

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