Ilham Tohti

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1969 –

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Who is Ilham Tohti?

Ilham Tohti is an ethnic-Uyghur Chinese economist based in Beijing. He is known for his research on Uyghur-Han relations and is a vocal advocate for the implementation of regional autonomy laws in China, and was the host of Uyghur Online, a website that discusses Uyghur issues. Tohti was detained shortly after the July 2009 Ürümqi riots by the authorities because of his criticism of the Chinese government's policies toward Uyghurs in Xinjiang. He was later released.

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Born
Oct 25, 1969
Artux
Ethnicity
  • Uyghur people
Profession
Education
  • Northeast Normal University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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