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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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  • Uyghur Human Rights issue and Ilham Tohti case introduced at the IYI Party’s video conference

    IYI Parti “Türk Dünyasi Calistayi“ (Briefing On The Turkic World) Photo caption:The Uyghur Human Rights issue and Ilham Tohti cade was discussed in the first Panel of the Internal Video (webinar) Briefing of the IYI Party (opposition) of Turkey on 27th of June 2020. The Panelists: Prof. St. Orhan Kavuncu, Prof. Dr. Konuralp Ercilasun and Dic.Dr. Erkin Ekrem) was moderated by Mr. Enver Can, President of the ITI.

     
  • “Parliamentary Breakfast“ on human rights situation in the Uyghur Region (XUAR)

    The Uyghur human rights Issue and the Ilham Tohti Case was first introduced to the Federal Parliament (Bundestag) of Germany on November 4th, 2018 for the “Parliamentary Breakfast“ at the Parliament Building in Berlin. The Gathering was initiated by the Ilham Tohti Initiative e.V. and jointly hosted by Ms Margarete Bause (Greens) and Mr. Michael Brandt of the ruling CDU/CSU Groups. At the gathering which was attended by more 20 members of the Parliament, the representatives of the German Foreign Ministry and some NGOs, members of the ITI including Mr. Enver Can, Prof. Marie Holzmann, prof. Huan Lopez Manuell and Mr. Ulrich Delius of the GfBV, informed German Parliamentarians about the human rights situation of the Uyghur people and asked them urge China to free prof. Ilham Tohti immediately and unconditionally! The above meeting had received a strong protest from Chinese Government.

     
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  • Mr. Enver Can visited Ankara to introduce Ilham Tohti

    ITI Activities briefing: The president of ITI, Mr. Enver Can visited Ankara 20-21 January 2020 to introduce Prof. Ilham Tohti situation to the members of the Turkish Grand Assembly (Parliament). He was Received by Deputy Chairman of the ruling AKP Mr. Naci Bistanci, deputy cahirman of the main opposition Party CHP Mr. Ahmet Utku Ceviköz, deputy chairmen of rhe opposition IYI Party Prof.Dr. Ünit Özdag and Mr. Ahmet Kamil Elozan and Mr. Mustafa Yeneroglu who is a deputy chairman of the newly established DEVA opposition Party!Mr. Can, during his meetings withe the Turkish Lawmakers, asked them to raise Ilham Tohti’s case and the Uyghur human rights issue at the Turkish Parliament.

     
  • Ilham Tohti, Uighur imprisoned for life by China, wins major human rights prize

    Tom Phillips in Beijing The Guardian Tue 11 Oct 2016 10.27 BST First published on Tue 11 Oct 2016 07.15 BST  The man known as ‘China’s Mandela’ announced as the winner of the annual Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders A moderate Uighur intellectual, who was jailed for life after opposing China’s draconian policies in its violence-stricken west, has been named the winner of a prestigious award known as the “human rights Nobel” in a move likely to infuriate Beijing. Ilham Tohti, who has been called China’s Mandela, was announced as the winner of the annual Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders on Tuesday. The honour comes two years after the 46-year-old scholar was convicted of separatism and condemned to a life behind bars by a court in Xinjiang, a vast region of western China where there have been repeated outbreaks of ethnic unrest and violence.  In a statement, the Martin Ennals foundation said Ilham Tohti had spent two decades trying “to foster dialogue and understanding” between China’s Han majority and members of Xinjiang’s largely Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, of which he is a member. Advertisement “He has rejected separatism and violence, and sought reconciliation based on a respect for Uighur culture, which has been subject to religious, cultural and political repression,” it added.  Beijing has painted Ilham Tohti – whom western governments and rights groups universally view as a voice of moderation – as a dangerous separatist and “scholar-turned-criminal” who preached “hatred and killing”.  “His case has nothing to do with human rights,” Geng Shuang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, told reporters on Tuesday, accusing the scholar of promoting and taking part in separatist activities.  But Dick Oosting, the chair of the Martin Ennals foundation, rejected that depiction and accused Beijing of silencing a peaceful advocate of Uighur rights.  “The real shame of this situation […]

     
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  • My acceptance speech receiving Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize on behalf of Ilham Tohti

     
  • The Dire Consequences of the Imprisonment of Ilham Tohti

     
  • Special Rapporteur on the Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti

     
  • Release Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti, Arrested Five Years Ago