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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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  • The Uyghur Issue(2): Commemoration of the 7th Anniversary of Prof Ilham Tohti’s Imprisonment

    January 15 is the 7th anniversary of the arrest of Professor Ilham Tohti. Ilham Tohti Institute organized an online seminar, titled: “Commemoration of the 7th Anniversary of Prof Ilham Tohti’s Imprisonment” 一月十五日,为纪念伊力哈木土赫提教授被捕七周年,伊力哈木土赫提国际机构召开了在线中文研讨会,主题是《维吾尔问题(2):伊力哈木·土赫提教授被监禁7周年纪念》

     
  • Founding Assembly Conference of Ilham Tohti Initiative [Archive]

    Founding Assembly Conference of Ilham Tohti Initiative e. V. Conference on 12th December 2016 Ilham Tohti and the Uyghur Human Rights Ilham Tohti and the human rights of the Uyghurs – broadcast on Monday, December 12, 2016, live as the Bavarian State Parliament. Human rights activist Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life imprisonment in China two years ago. Now the Ilham Tohti Initiative met on the occasion of Human Rights Day together with the Society for Threatened Peoples, the Organisation of Unrepresented Nations and Peoples (UNPO) at the invitation of the Bavarian Greens in the Landtag. 

     
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  • Daughter of imprisoned Uighur scholar speaks out 7 years after he was arrested boarding flight to US

    By Yael Halon | Fox News 23 July 2020 Jewhar Ilham and her father were preparing board their flight to the US when her father was arrested and later sentenced to life on separatism charges Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The daughter of an imprisoned Uighur scholar is on a mission to shed light on China’s human rights abuses after her father was arrested in Beijing’s International Airport and sentenced to a life behind bars on separatism charges. Jewhar Ilham told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Wednesday that her father Ilham Tohti was invited in February 2013 as a visiting scholar to Indiana University. Jewhar and her father were preparing to board their flight to the U.S. when her father was arrested. “2013, Feb. 2, was last time I saw my father at the Beijing International Airport,” Jewhar said. “He was invited by Indiana University as a visiting scholar and I was only planning to accompany him and spent three weeks as a vacation, but as a teenager, I appeared to have no threats to the government officials. I was allowed to leave the country, but my father was arrested at the airport.” US SPEAKS UP FOR MINORITY MUSLIM UIGHURS IN CHINA After being placed on house arrest for 11 months, Tohti, a well-known economics professor in Beijing, was given an unprecedented life sentence based on the writings on his website, Uyghur Online, that promoted peaceful coexistence between the Uyghur people and Han Chinese. “There are hundreds of thousands of daughters and sons just like me that can’t see their parents, cannot call their parents and cannot communicate. They don’t even know, just like me, if their parents are alive or not.” —  Jewhar Ilham, ‘Bill Hemmer Reports’ “He was well-known for his peaceful suggestions and his website,” Jewhar said. “My father wanted to use this website to create understanding and to promote peaceful dialogue or coexistence between the Uighurs people and the Han Chinese.” Because many social media outlets and search engines […]

     
  • Enver Can on behalf of Ilham Tohti, co-winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019

    Council of Europe 02 October 2019 Enver Can explains the fight of the renowned Uyghur public intellectual in China, co-winner of 2019 Václav Havel Prize. Mr Can, member of the Ilham Tohti Initiative, explains that the 2019 co-winner has worked for over 20 years to improve the situation of the Uyghur minority and to foster inter-ethnic dialogue and understanding in China. In September 2014, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Relevant article: Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti

     
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  • Ilham Tohti: 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winner

     
  • Ilham Thoti: Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2016

     
  • Enver Can on behalf of I. Tohti, co-winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

     
  • Sakharov Prize: Jailed Uighur academic Ilham Tohti wins award