A jailed scholar from China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for human rights defenders on Tuesday, a move swiftly condemned by Beijing. Ilham Tohti has been an outspoken critic of Beijing's policies towards the Uighur minority in their home region Xinjiang in western China, which has seen a security crackdown in recent years prompted by clashes that have killed hundreds.
Ursula Gauthier is set to be the first foreign journalist to be shown the door since 2012 after writing an article which criticized Chinese government policy towards Uighurs in Xinjiang. [ more › ]
Chinese author Mo Yan, a critic of the forced-abortion one-child policy in China, won the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Mo Yan, who said he was “overjoyed and scared” at winning the prize, is an outspoken opponent of the policy ...
Ilham Tohti, a scholar critical of China’s policies toward people of his Uighur ethnicity, is sentenced to life in prison
AFTER a two-day trial last week, Ilham Tohti, a scholar who has spoken critically of China’s policies toward people of his Uighur ethnicity, was sentenced on September 23rd to life in prison for separatism.