China’s foreign ministry had called for Ilham Tohti’s award nomination to be withdrawn. Photo: AP

Jailed Uygur dissident Ilham Tohti wins top European human rights prize

  • Economist has been serving a life sentence in China since 2014 on separatism-related charges
  • Before his arrest he had called on Beijing to ease tensions in Xinjiang
Topic |   Xinjiang

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China’s foreign ministry had called for Ilham Tohti’s award nomination to be withdrawn. Photo: AP
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