Ilham Tohti was given a life sentence on charges of separatism after a two-day trial
Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing who questioned Chinese government policies toward the nation’s Uighur ethnic minority, was convicted on charges of separatism Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison.
A Chinese court has sentenced Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur scholar, to a life in prison because he is guilty of "separatism," his lawyer told the BBC. Various human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have condemned T...
Lawyers for Ilham Tohti said the prominent Uyghur scholar was chained with leg irons and denied access to food and warm clothes while detained. The verdict is due next week.
A court in Xinjiang today sentenced the prominent Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti to a life in prison after he was found guilty of separatism. [ more › ]