Police are warning hotels in some areas not to admit 'guests from Xinjiang.'
But little is known about the fate of his two business partners.
Chinese authorities inform their families of the charges against them.
Ilham Tohti could face a life sentence, but his lawyer says there is little evidence to support the charges.
Tohti's family has yet to receive any official documents regarding his detention or the charges against him.
A Uyghur exile group blames the latest incident on China’s ‘violent’ policies.
He underlines his fears in a lengthy statement months before he was held on Jan. 15.
His mother breaks her silence over his whereabouts after more than three years.
Violence rocks a township in Aksu prefecture.
Family members receive the first official news since his arrest five months ago.
Amnesty International issues an 'urgent action' alert for Ilham Tohti.
The whereabouts of professor Ilham Tohti however remain unknown.
His lawyer visits Xinjiang's capital Urumqi to inquire about his whereabouts but returns without any clues.
The World Uyghur Congress raises concerns the men may have been fleeing 'repression' in Xinjiang.
The decade-long campaigner says authorities conspired to downplay his case.
Authorities say the attack was an act of separatism.
His family is forcibly evicted from their Atush home after a nearly decade-long fight.