Ilham Tohti

China

Professor serving life in jail for fighting discrimination

Respected university professor Ilham Tohti worked tirelessly to build bridges between ethnic communities in China. He always opposed violence in his writing and lectures, and sought to encourage cooperation and understanding. But he’s been jailed for life – supposedly for stirring up ethnic hatred. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.

Act now: Tell China to release Ilham Tohti immediately.