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US Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over Uighur Scholar’s Life Sentence

The Obama Administration has expressed its “deep concern” over the life sentence handed down Tuesday against prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on separatism charges. Analysts warn China’s action may only further radicalize ethnic minorities. A White House statement described Uighur scholar IlhamTohti as a respected professor who has long championed efforts to bridge differences between China’s minority Muslim Uighur community and majority Han Chinese. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

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