Here is some sobering news.
Although this seems to be something on the other side of the world, never forget the same basic mindset of the Chinese Government could come knocking at your door.
Maybe not in a form as stark as this, but nevertheless the forces which disapprove of your personal choices and outlooks are always out there.
Uyghurs, alternately Uygurs, Uighurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia have been settled in China since long. PRC has been under fire for suppressing the Uighur community in the country’s western Xinjiang province as evidences pile on the human rights abuses.
Today we will bring the story of an Uyghur activist who has been persecuted for speaking out against these atrocities. The Uyghur economist and activist, Ilham Tohti, 50 was sentenced to life in prison in 2014 as per China’s laws for “separatism charges.”
Coming from humble background where his widowed mother brought up the four siblings, Tohit excelled in his schooling and was supported by his family for continuing his academic aspirations. He attained master’s degree at Minzu University in Beijing, where later he became a professor in economics and social issues related…
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