lham Tohti, a Beijing-based economics professor from Minzu University,had told the court, according to his lawyer, that it was always his opinion that it was in the best interests of Uygurs to remain in China. Photo: Reuters

Life in jail: unusually harsh sentence for Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti for inciting separatism

Economics professor from Minzu University had strongly denied the charges

lham Tohti, a Beijing-based economics professor from Minzu University,had told the court, according to his lawyer, that it was always his opinion that it was in the best interests of Uygurs to remain in China. Photo: Reuters
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