Ilham Tohti says the facts of the case remain unclear and vows to continue his appeal.
Ilham Tohti's defense lawyer says there is 'little likelihood' of a reduction in sentence.
They could no longer tolerate the bad food, disease, lack of clothing, and threats, one escapee says.
Lawyers for the jailed Uyghur scholar are in the process of appealing his life sentence for 'separatism.'
They say Chinese authorities reneged on a pledge to build places of worship as part of a resettlement deal.
The prison terms range from five to 16 years.
Yakob Idris’s quick physical deterioration behind bars raises questions about his death.
Uyghur farmers link the problem to Han Chinese industrialization.
Chinese authorities try to force journalists' groups in Turkey not to confer award on the outspoken scholar.
Parents and educators are being pressured to sign pledges to keep under-18s away from mosques, fasting, and Quranic studies.
The Turkic-speaking ethnic minority group has been singled out for dawn raids and compulsory registration, an exile group says.
The documentary is about the detention of 22 Uyghurs in the controversial facility for more than a decade.
Police say the attack was staged by Uyghur men armed with knives and explosives.
The boy was in good health, says his father.
Two Uyghur attackers are shot dead by police after they go on a killing spree.
The women dispute official claims that rioters murdered them.
They believe the ethnic minority group could face torture if returned to China.
Sources say the man may have been among civilians targeted by security forces.
Chinese authorities release new casualty figures four days after the violence in Bugur county.
Casualties much higher as details of the Sept. 21 violence emerge.
Ilham Tohti says he is still shackled, but optimistic, as an appeal is launched.
Ilham Tohti says he is 'innocent' and protests decision.
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.