China Uighur scholar jailed over lecture: Xinhua

University professor Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing on June, 2010. He has been sentenced to life in prisonBeijing (AFP) – A prominent Chinese scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur ethnic group was jailed for life because of remarks he made in a university class about the restive Xinjiang region, state-media reported Thursday.

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