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  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018

January  2018 / 10 No Comments

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.



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