Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP, has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
Ilham Tohti is a peaceful advocate of China’s Uyghur minority. He was convicted on charges of separatism for co-founding the website Uyghur Online, designed to promote understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. He was nominated by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, a Bulgarian member of the ALDE group, and 42 other MEPs for the Sakharov prize 2016.
Kyuchyuk called Tohti a “free thinker who believes in human rights, the rule of law,peaceful coexistence among ethnic groups and a democratic future for China”.
In 2017, Ilham Tohti was awarded with the Liberal International`s Prize for freedom.