CCS has been working for the release of Ilham Tohti, formerly a professor at Minzu University in Beijing. He has been involved in attempting to improve the plight of the Uighur population in the People’s Republic of China. He was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating for basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for this population.
Watch the documentary on the China Change website
- Ilham Tohti Documentary (chinachange.org)
- Jailed Uyghur Scholar Tohti Gets Award Despite Beijing’s Intervention (freeilhamtohti.org)
- PEN Appeals to Xi Jinping for Release of Imprisoned Chinese (sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com)