Tag Archives: Uyghur

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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Exiled Leader Claims China is Behind Turkey’s Decision to Detain a Uyghur Activist


Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, June 20, 2013. AFP

Ankara is bowing to Beijing’s demands by keeping a prominent Uyghur activist imprisoned in Turkey as fears grow among the Uyghur diaspora that he will be sent back to China, an exiled Uyghur leader told RFA. Continue reading

No. 13 Yu ZHANG: Case No. 59 (2005): Yasin, A Wild Pigeon’s Separatism

 From Wang Shiwei to Liu Xiaobo: Prisoners of Literary Inquisition under Communist Rule in China

YasinNurmuhemmet Yasin (March 6, 1974 – ), a Uyghur poet and writer, was sentenced in 2005 to ten year’s imprisonment on the change of inciting separatism for publishing his short story “Wild Pigeon”.

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Chinese Court Frees Uyghur Linguist Following Appeal


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Photo courtesy of Ayup’s family

Chinese authorities have freed a U.S.-educated Uyghur linguist who sought Continue reading

China: Life sentence for Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti is further stain on China’s abysmal freedom of expression record

London, 23 September 2014

The draconian sentence passed on Ilham Tohti, an academic and member of China’s Uyghur minority is a travesty of justice, PEN International said today, as it reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release.

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life Continue reading

Timeline of Ilham Tohti’s Case

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Late 2005

Living in Beijing and teaching at Beijing’s Minzu University of China, Ilham Tohti establishes “Uighur Online,” Continue reading

Minority Scholar Ilham Tohti Denies Chinese Authorities’ Accusation That He Led a Double Life at Separatism Trial

Posted 19 September 2014 12:02 GMT


Maya Wang posted two photos comparing the outlook of Ilham Tohti before and after the detention on Twitter. Continue reading

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer

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BEIJING Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:41am EDT

(Reuters) – China’s trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism Continue reading