Enver Can: Co-winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights 2019

Ilham Thoti: Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2016

PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winner 2014

My ideals and the career path

I was born in 1969 into a Uighur family in Atush City, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). I grew up in a government employee residential compound where Uighurs and Hans lived together. My grandfather’s generation was illiterate, but ...[Full text]

A Conference on Uyghur crisis and professor Ilham Tohti

Two days before announce the European “Václav Havel Human Rights Prize” 2019,  a “Conference on Uyghur crisis and professor Ilham Tohti” held in Utrich, Netherland, organised by Ilham Tohti Institute … [Full]

Interview With Ilham Tohti by Tsering Woeser on 1st Nov 2009










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Ilham Tohti autobiography


Sakharov Prize: Jailed Uighur academic Ilham Tohti wins award


Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Receives Freedom House’s ‘Freedom Award’


2019 Václav Havel Prize shared by Ilham Tohti and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights