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China - Blogger sentenced to life in prison

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked by a life sentence imposed 23 September on blogger and freedom of information advocate Ilham Tohti A professor of economics at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, Tohti was convicted of “separatism” by a court in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi. Tohti is a Muslim moderate and director of the Uiguhbiz.net website. Uighurbiz, created in 2006, is known for its calls for dialogue between Uyghurs and the majority Han population. The site has (...)

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