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Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Indicted for Separatism

Lawyers and family members of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti are strongly rejecting his indictment for separatism by a court in Xinjiang on Wednesday. Tohti is accused of inciting violence in the ethnically diverse region in western China, where the government is leading a campaign against terrorism. But supporters say he is a moderate man persecuted for his activism. Wednesday’s indictment came more than six months after Ilham Tohti was detained in Beijing, and taken to Urumqi,...

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