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China: Further information: Uighur scholar at risk of death sentence: Ilham Tohti

, Index number: ASA 17/009/2014

Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism” in China. The charge is punishable by 10 years to life in prison, or even the death penalty. He is still denied access to his lawyer and his family, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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