EU Parliament calls for unconditional release of Ilham Tohti

December 16, 2016

The European Union Parliament has called for the unconditional release of Ilham Tohti, the 2016 Martin Ennals Award Laureate.

“… [it] Strongly condemns the imprisonment of Ilham Tohti who is serving a life sentence on alleged charges of separatism; deplores the fact that the due process of law was not respected and that he did not benefit from the right to a proper defence; urges the Chinese authorities to respect the norm of granting one visit per month for family members;
Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ilham Tohti and of his supporters detained in relation to his case; further calls for Ilham Tohti‚Äôs teaching permit to be restored and for his free movement to be guaranteed within and outside China;…”

Full text available at:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2016-0505+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN

EU Press Release:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20161208IPR55163/human-rights-buddhism-in-tibet-rohingya-in-myanmar-mass-graves-in-iraq