Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti jailed for life

September 23, 2014 5:50 AM

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Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti jailed for life

A court in China has found a prominent Uighur scholar guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.

Ilham Tohti, a former university academic, has spoken out on the government's policies towards the Muslim Uighur minority in the restive region of Xinjiang.

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