Spiegel, 3 January 2020
Markus Becker– Jewher Ilham, 25, is the daughter of Chinese economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his advocacy of the rights of China’s Uighur minority.
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World Uyghur Congress, 20 December 2019
Ilham Tohti is awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize in the European Parliament in Strasbourg
On December 18, the European Parliament awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti. His daughter, Jewher Ilham was present to accept the award on behalf of her father.
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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to counter what it calls the “arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment” of Uighur Muslims in China. Read More →
World Uyghur Congress, 17 September 2019
On August 23, 2019, 23 NGOs wrote to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (ASG), the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to raise concerns over an alarming pattern of intimidation and reprisals faced by members of civil society during sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies. Read More →