Chinese authorities release new casualty figures four days after the violence in Bugur county.
Exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer says that the recent vote in Scotland can provide a peaceful model for China to resolve ethnic conflicts.
The explosions come amid tight security ahead of the National Day holiday and a major Muslim festival.
'It is not a crime to express one's views, nor to carry out research,' Tohti tells the court.
World Uyghur Congress leader Rebiya Kadeer says she fears they will face harsh punishment on their return home.
Ilham Tohti denies separatism charges, but is highly unlikely to receive a fair trial, activists say.
Other family members experience harassment by police in Xinjiang.
Ilham Tohti's lawyers say he should be returned to his hometown, Beijing, to stand trial there.
The duo has evaded Chinese authorities for two months.
Chinese authorities punish him following a 'confrontation' in detention, his lawyer says.
Authorities in Xinjiang offer cash rewards for mixed marriages.
Beijing posts dozens of teachers to regional schools to accelerate Chinese-language proficiency.
Lawyers for Ilham Tohti say they have yet to gain access to all the evidence before a trial begins.
The trio are ordered jailed up to three years on suspected trumped-up charges of ‘illegal fundraising.’
The executions are linked to a jeep attack on Tiananmen Square and other incidents.
Authorities claim the men were resisting arrest.
Ilham Tohti's wife says it is still unclear whether his trial will be held in secret or not.