Chinese Human rights Defender Ilham Tohti placed under strict house arrest

March 29, 2013

On 21 March 2013, Uyghur human rights defender Ilham Tohti  was placed under strict house arrest at his home in Beijing. On 22 March, the human rights defender was due to travel to Hong Kong to attend an academic conference. Ilham Tohti is an academic who has been consistently outspoken on Uyghur rights in China. He has been detained numerous times as a result of his human rights work. According to UighurBiz, a website set up by Ilham Tohti, there are currently a number of plain-clothed men stationed outside the door of the human rights defender’s apartment who are preventing him from leaving the building or welcoming visitors. On 4 February 2013, Front Line Defenders issued already an urgent appeal when lham Tohti was prevented from boarding a flight bound for the United States at Beijing Capital Airport.Frontline NEWlogos-1 condensed version - cropped

http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/IlhamTohti

http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/21525

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