Jewher Tohti, daughter of activist Ilham Tohti, delivers a speech during the award ceremony for his 2019 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Daughter of jailed Uygur activist Ilham Tohti accepts EU prize in his name

  • Jewher Tohti urges members of European Parliament to hold Beijing accountable, as she receives Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on father’s behalf
  • Chinese government sentenced Ilham Tohti to life in prison for separatism in 2014
Topic |   Xinjiang
Jewher Tohti, daughter of activist Ilham Tohti, delivers a speech during the award ceremony for his 2019 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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