Resurgence & Ecologist readers are being urged to write messages of support for Ilham Tohti, who is currently serving a life sentence in jail over his nonviolent activities.

Ilham Tohti, a Uighur academic, is a prominent critic of the Chinese government’s policies in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Uighurs, members of an ethnic minority that practises Islam, face widespread discrimination in their employment, education and housing, curtailed religious freedom, and political marginalisation.

Ilham has spoken out about his community’s plight for many years. Amnesty International ...


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