I came to know Ilham Tohti when he read my book “My West, Your East” (《我的西域,你的东土》) and took the initiative to ask me for a meeting.

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Ilham Tohti Wins 2017 Weimar Human Rights Award

July 3, 2017 On Thursday June 29th the Weimar city council announced that they have awarded this year’s Weimar Human Rights Award to Professor Ilham Tohti for his dedication to advancing the cause of human rights for the Uyghur people. In recognition of “its special historical responsibility and as a symbol of all the anonymous…

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International Community, Please Do Not Let the Uyghurs Become Hopeless

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October 3, 2016 By Ilshat Hassan, the Uyghur Human Rights Project Chinese Translator and Research Assistant,Translated from Chinese by N. Morgret By chance I recently had the opportunity to meet with a Uyghur intellectual from East Turkestan who is worried about his country and people. During our brief conversation I listened to his description of…

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