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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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  • Happy Birthday to you, Ilham !

    Today is the 51st Birthday of Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur Professor, winner of the Sakharov Prize, and twice Noble Peace Prize nominee. Through his writing, academic research and activities, he has campaigned for the rights of Uyghur people and challenged the Chinese authorities oppressive and apartheid policies which have developed nowadays to “China’s Uyghur Genocide”, The Chinese regime arrested him 6 years ago and and jailed him for life. Ilham, you are the Ilham (the inspiration) of Uyghur people and for everyone in the world who stands for freedom, free speech and dignity! We will never forget you. In every breath we feel your suffering inside the dark Chinese prison. We are fighting for your release and we pray for you, you will see the sun shine soon. You were born free, you don’t deserve to be imprisoned! The free world will stand with you always! Ilham Tohti Institute25th October 2020. www.ilhamtohtiinstitute.org

     
  • Demonstration in front of the Office of German Chancellor Angels Merkel

    A joint demonstration in front of the Office of German Chancellor Angels Merkel hold in Berlin on Monday, 14th of September to protest the beginning of China-EU video-Conference. The Video-Conference was chaired by Ms.Merkel and the current Chair of the European Union. The Ilham Tohti Institute was one of the co-hosts of the demonstration in which Mr. Enver Can, read his open Letter to Ms. Merkel which he sent her two days before calling the German Chancellor to support the human rights of Uyghur people and asked her to help free Prof. Ilham Tohti and bring him to Germany! The demonstration was also addressed by members of the Federal Parliament Ms. Margarete Bause (the Greens) and Ms. Gyde Jensen ( FDP).

     
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  • Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti’s Daughter Calls For His Release on Sixth Anniversary of His Jailing

    RFA 2020-09-23 The daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti called on Wednesday for his immediate release from a Chinese prison, speaking on the sixth anniversary of his sentencing to a life term in prison for “separatism” for his advocacy for greater rights for the Uyghur people. Tohti, a former professor of economics at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, was sentenced by the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on Sept. 23, 2014, despite having worked for more than two decades to foster dialogue and understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. “For the past six years, I’ve tried my best—everything I can—to fight for his release. [Now], we need to see what we can all do together to get my father out,” Tohti’s daughter Jewher Ilham said, speaking in a panel discussion hosted by the Ilham Tohti Institute.   “We need to find some sort of way to ask the [Chinese] government to review my father’s case, and to ask for a change in his verdict. The best circumstance would be releasing my father immediately,” she said. Ilham said she recently learned that Chinese authorities had played a video for students at Tohti’s former university presenting “evidence” that he was guilty of the offenses for which he was jailed. That video has not yet been publicly released, though, Ilham said, and may have been edited to “brainwash” students to believe that Tohti is now where he deserves to be. “If that so-called evidence is not fabricated, and not just used for brainwashing, I would like to be ‘brainwashed’ too, so I don’t have to have these sleepless nights and figure out why my innocent father is still locked up after six years,” Ilham said.‘World is waking up’ Also speaking on the panel, […]

     
  • Das Ilham Tohti Institut lädt Sie ganz herzlich zu einer Webinar Konferenz ein

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Das Ilham Tohti Institut lädt Sie ganz herzlich zu einer Webinar Konferenz ein.  Heute, der 23. September ist der 6. Jahrestag von Ilham Tohti, der zur lebenslanger Haft verurteilt wurde. Das bedeutet auch, dass es der 6. Jahrestag des Völkermords an den Uiguren durch den chinesischen Staat ist.  Aus diesem Grund veranstaltet das Ilham Tohti Institut eine Webinar Konferenz in 4 Sprachen ( Englisch, Deutsch, Türkisch und Uigurisch) und versucht dadurch, die Stimme Ilham Tohtis sowie der Uiguren zu sein und ruft die Weltöffentlichkeit dazu auf, gemeinsam einen Weg zu finden, um den Völkermord zu stoppen.  An dieser Webinar Konferenz nehmen mehr als 20 Referenten/ Referentinnen teil, darunter Wissenschaftler, Politiker, Menschenrechtler aus unterschiedlichen Länder sowie Schüler von Ilham Tohti. Sie werden über Ilham Tohtis Kampf und über seinen Einsatz, Uiguren eine Perspektive zu geben, berichten. Desweiteren werden sie über die aktuelle Lage und Lösungsmöglichkeiten sprechen. Bei der Gelegenheit möchten wir uns bei Allen, die uns seit Jahren mit allen Mitteln unterstützt haben und unseren Referenten/ Referentinnen sowie denen, die bei der Vorbereitung dieser Webinar Konferenz unterstützend mitgewirkt haben, ganz herzlich bedanken. Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiche Teilnehmer und hoffen, ,dass wir Ihre Aufmerksamkeit und Ihr Interesse geweckt haben. Das Ilham Tohti Institut bedankt sich ganz herzlich! Seien Sie dabei: ZOOMhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3wtN3TSSSLSQjJgxvFtr1gWebinar ID: 823 3645 4595 Organisiert vom Ilham Tohti Institutewww.ilhamtohtiinstitute.org/?p=899

     
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  • ILHAM TOHTI INSTITUTE VIDEO CONFERENCE: Commemorating the Sixth Anniversary of the verdict of Prof. Ilham Tohti for life imprisonment in China

     
  • Offener Brief an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in Zusammenhang mit ihre Videogipfel mit der Chinesische President Xi Jinping

     
  • China: Free Ilham Tohti

     
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