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China angered as U.N. rights chief attends ceremony for jailed academic

China angered as U.N. rights chief attends ceremony for jailed academic

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by October 14, 2016 World News

 

BEIJING (Reuters) – China expressed anger on Wednesday after the United Nations human rights chief spoke at an award ceremony for a prominent Chinese academic jailed for life two years ago for campaigning for the rights of the Muslim Uighur people.

Ilham Tohti, who is an ethnic Uighur, was selected from three finalists for the Martin Ennals Award, whose jury is composed of 10 activist groups, including Amnesty International, where Ennals was an early secretary-general. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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