China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism'

Ilham Tohti, a former university professor and outspoken critic of Beijing's policies in Xinjiang, pictured before a lecture in Beijing on June 12, 2010Beijing (AFP) – A prominent academic from China’s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for “separatism”, with the European Union expressing outrage at the “completely unjustified” response to criticism of Beijing’s policies in the restive Xinjiang region.

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