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Uighur Group Slams China's Charges Against Intellectuals

An exiled Uighur group says the criminal charges against a prominent intellectual are "completely unacceptable" and meant to discourage others from defending the ethnic minority group. Chinese authorities this week charged university professor Ilham Tohti with separatism, nearly six weeks after he was taken from his Beijing apartment without explanation. Tohti teaches economics at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing. He regularly speaks out against what he...

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