Ilham Tohti, shown in 2013, an advocate on behalf of China's Uygur minority, has been serving a life sentence since 2014 on separatist charges. Photo: AP
Ilham Tohti, shown in 2013, an advocate on behalf of China's Uygur minority, has been serving a life sentence since 2014 on separatist charges. Photo: AP
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US lawmakers nominate jailed Uygur Ilham Tohti for Nobel Peace Prize, seeking global pressure on China

  • Academic has been serving a life sentence since 2014 on separatism-related charges
  • The move is the latest effort by US lawmakers to draw attention to the mass internment of Uygurs and other alleged human rights abuses in China

Ilham Tohti, shown in 2013, an advocate on behalf of China's Uygur minority, has been serving a life sentence since 2014 on separatist charges. Photo: AP
Ilham Tohti, shown in 2013, an advocate on behalf of China's Uygur minority, has been serving a life sentence since 2014 on separatist charges. Photo: AP
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