Latest News Wires Professor who stood up for Uighurs sentenced to life in Chinese prison

Ilham Tohti proclaimed his innocence as he was being taken from the courtroom following his sentencing on Tuesday.

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A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress dissent.