Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor at a Beijing university, was formally charged a week ago. Photo: Ricky Wong

Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti accused of leading group of students in trying to split Chinese state

He faces at least 10 years in jail if convicted, but insists he has always been opposed to all kinds of ethnic hatred and secession of Xinjiang autonomous region from the country

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Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor at a Beijing university, was formally charged a week ago. Photo: Ricky Wong
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