QA-31, 25 September 2014, Answer of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tanju Bilgiç in to a Question Regarding the Life Imprisonment Sentence Against Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on a Charge of Separatism

We are deeply concerned about the life imprisonment sentence imposed on Professor Ilham Tohti, of Uighur origin. We expect that the sentence inflicted on Professor Tohti who is an internationally renowned and prominent scholar is revised in line with the expectations of the international community and that he is released.