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CHINA: Ilham Tohti

China

Peaceful activist jailed for life

Ilham Tohti is a well-respected university professor, known for his moderate views on ethnic issues in China. Yet in January 2014 he was taken from his home in Beijing by police. For five months, family and friends were not told where he was. He was denied food for 10 days and had his feet in shackles for 20 days straight. Then in September 2014 he was given a life sentence –supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. Demand action. Tell China to release Ilham Tohti immediately and unconditionally.

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  • Ilham Tohti is being cruelly punished for peacefully defending the rights of Chinese minorities.

Director
Fan Jun
Prison Administration Bureau of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
No.626 Xinquanjie
Tianshanqu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region 830002
China

chinaemb_ca@mfa.gov.cn

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