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Jailed Uighur Scholar’s Daughter Pleads for His Freedom

STATE DEPARTMENT — “My father is a fixer, a bridge-builder, a connector. He knows that a better future is one where Han Chinese and Uighur children are in school together, are friends together and have the same opportunities,” said Jewher Ilham, who pleaded for the release of her father, prominent jailed Uighur scholar and economist Ilham Tohti.

She also petitioned Chinese authorities to release all Uighur girls from so-called re-education camps before Beijing hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Tohti has been serving a life sentence on separatism-related charges since 2014. Chinese authorities accused him of encouraging read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com