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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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China jails prominent scholar for life

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor at Beijing's Minzu University, was sentenced to life in prison by a Chinese court.

China jails prominent scholar for life

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor at Beijing's Minzu University, was sentenced to life in prison by a Chinese court.