Three years after riots in Urumqi, China continues to tighten controls.
Uyghur voices have been crying in the wilderness. It's time to listen says Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Ilham Tohti denies the charges and vows to appeal.
Ilham Tohti is charged with separatism and faces a possible life sentence.
The President of the Uyghur American Association discusses the situation for China’s Uyghur minority three years after ethnic violence erupted in Xinjiang.
Unrest in Other Regions
Numerous Tibetans, mostly monks, have set themselves on fire in the past months as a way to protest the repressive rule of the Chinese government. The Dalai Lama has stated that he does not encourage his people to continue to protest in such drastic ways. At the same time, Beijing has responded with added security measures and arrests. However, the self-immolations continue with no end in sight.