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Prominent Chinese Scholar Defends Himself At Separatist Trial

Chinese scholar Ilham Tohti is expected to defend himself Thursday against separatism charges at the second day of his trial in the restive region of Xinjiang. Tohti, an economics professor, is a member of the mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority group, which he says is suffering persecution at the hands of China. One of Tohti's lawyers, Li Fangping, told VOA on Wednesday his client rejected the separatism charges, saying the testimony against him was not...

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