China Tries Students of Convicted Minority Scholar

November 25, 2014 8:04 AM

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Seven minority students working for a website run by a prominent Muslim Uighur scholar recently convicted of separatism stood trial on the same charge on Tuesday in China's far west region of Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

Li Fangping, a defense lawyer for the economics professor Ilham Tohti, said the students were certain to be found guilty by the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court, the same court that sentenced their teacher ? known for his outspoken criticism of the government and its ethnic policy ? to life impris...

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