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

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
Topic |   Xinjiang

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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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