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China - Uyghur website editor and economist facing possible death penalty

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After being held for six months, Ilham Tohti has been formally charged with separatism Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uyghur economist at Beijing's Central University for Nationalities and editor of the information website, was formally charged on 30 July with “separatism,” a crime that carries the death penalty. Regarded as a dissident by the Chinese authorities, Tohti was held incommunicado and denied food for the first ten days after his arrest on 15 January. He has also been denied (...)

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