Tag: Uighur

China denies Uighur academic secretly sentenced to death

China denied on Friday that detained Uighur academic Tashpolat Tiyip was secretly tried and sentenced to death, after UN experts demanded answers from Beijing. The foreign ministry said former Xinjiang University president Tiyip's case was still ongoing and his rights had been "protected in accordance...

Uighur researchers say China running more camps than known

by Shaun TANDON Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain members of the ethnic group, alleging that Beijing could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people. The East Turkistan National...

Jailed Uighur Ilham Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov rights award

by BĂ©atrice ROMAN-AMAT with Jing Xuan TENG in Beijing The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights on Thursday to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism", parliamentary sources told AFP. The outspoken former professor of economics at a...