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Ilham Tohti wins 2019 Sakharov human rights prize of European Union (EU)

Ilham Tohti, an academic jailed for separatism in China, has been awarded the European Parliament’s top human rights prize ‘Sakharov’  in recognition for drawing attention to ethnic tensions in Xinjiang. Tohti is from the Uighur minority & has been a fierce critic of China’s treatment of the Uighur people. He was sentenced to life imprisonment ..

Chen Guangcheng leaves US Beijing embassy after threats to family

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the US embassy in Beijing after pressure and threats to his family. Chen left the US embassy for hospital treatment, but has since held that he fears for his life, and appealed for help from US President Barack Obama. In spite of the news of Chen Guangcheng’s escape from house ..