University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP
University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP

Imprisoned Chinese Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti given top human rights award

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other groups bestow honour on economics professor who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of separatism

University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP
University professor, blogger and champion of Muslim Uygur rights, Ilham Tohti seen in Beijing in 2010. Photo: AP
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