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China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice

Headline Title:  China: Secret trial of prominent Uighur academic makes a mockery of justice 18 June 2014  The secret trial of a prominent Uighur scholar on charges of “separatism” makes a mockery of China’s claims to be a country based on the rule of law, Amnesty International said.  Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, who was arrested in January 2013, has reportedly been secretly tried by a court of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps – a semi-military organization - according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). If convicted he faces anything from…

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