WorldViews: Jailed Uighur scholar, back in leg irons, still dreams of a better China

By Xu Yangjingjing, Simon Denyer, September 24, 2014

China jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life on Tuesday for separatism, a decision that provoked strong criticism from Western governments and human rights groups. The White House said it was "deeply concerned" by the decision, adding that Tohti should not have been punished for peacefully expressing his views. President Obama cited Tohti among those around the world who had been imprisoned for their beliefs, and said the United States stands "in solidarity with those detained."

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