Uighur Activist

Jailed Uighur activist receives EU Sakharov Prize, a blow to China

Jailed Uighur activist receives EU Sakharov Prize, a blow to China

The European Parliament gave on Thursday its annual Sakharov Prize for the defense of human rights to Ilham Tohti, its president David Sassoli said, a blow to China where the Uighur activist is serving a life sentence on charges of separatism. Tohti, an economics professor and Uighur rights advocate, has been in jail since 2014. […]