Ilham Tohti – pictured in 2010 – has been nominated for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Photo: Ricky Wong

Jailed dissident economist Ilham Tohti nominated for top European human rights prize

  • Prize co-sponsor says Tohti is an example of courage and determination in standing up for basic principles of justice and fairness
  • China says giving him the award would be a show of support for terrorism
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Ilham Tohti – pictured in 2010 – has been nominated for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Photo: Ricky Wong
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