Tag Archives: Ilham Tohti


Sex                               Male

Birth date                1969-10-25

Birth place              Artux City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Resident place         Chaoyang District, Beijing City Continue reading

Conference on Ilham Tohti and Human Rights for the Uyghur in Munich

  ilham-tohtiOn the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen convened a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on 12 December 2016. Entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Situation of the Human Rights of the Uyghur”, the conference brought together a variety of researchers, experts and representatives of diaspora movements to discuss the pressing issue of Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti’s unjust imprisonment, how this represented a wider deprivation of fundamental human rights for the Uyghur, and what concrete steps must be taken to achieve peaceful coexistence between Han Chinese and Uyghurs. 

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The European Union Delegation in China issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in China

Bruxelles, 09/12/2016 – 13:49 – UNIQUE ID: 161209_11

Every year on 10 December the international community celebrates the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This anniversary is an opportunity for both the EU and China to examine their progress in protecting the human rights of all persons. Continue reading

As Uyghur PEN Member Ilham Tohti wins major human rights prize, PEN calls for his release

ilham-tohti11 October 2016 – PEN International welcomes the news that Uyghur scholar and PEN member Ilham Tohti, currently serving a life sentence in China, has been awarded the Martin Ennals Award, a major human rights prize and calls for his immediate release. Continue reading

China: One year after court upholds life sentence, Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti must be released

ilham685Tohti, PEN International is renewing its call on the Chinese authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally. Continue reading

Ilham Tohti Documentary



A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.


— Interviews with Ilham Tohti
— Commentaries by Sakharov Prize laureate Hu Jia; Continue reading

Chang Ping: We’d Be Satisfied With Any Government!

Published: October 1, 2015

“Why would the results of a poll conducted by a neutral, respected polling organization tally so closely with the propaganda of a totalitarian government?”

Can it be that 92.8% of Chinese poll respondents are truly satisfied with the Chinese central government, and that among these, 37.6% are “extremely satisfied”? For over a decade, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Continue reading

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion

By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: April 26, 2015

Continued from I. Unemployment and II. Bilingual Education

III. Religion


Since the July 2009 ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, religious fervor within China’s Uighur community has been rising steadily. Whether in traditional villages in southern Xinjiang, Continue reading