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World Powers Condemn Life Sentence Given to Chinese Scholar

Western powers are criticizing China's decision to sentence a well-known Uighur scholar to life in prison on charges of separatism. A court in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday handed the life sentence to Ilham Tohti, an economics professor who disagreed with China's treatment of minority Uighurs. Tohti's sentence was seen as especially harsh, since the scholar was viewed as a moderate within the Uighur community who had consistently, but peacefully, pushed for...

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