10 months Jailed Uighur nominated for Nobel peace prize Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON, DC: US lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle said Wednesday (Thrusday in Manila) they have nominated jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti — sentenced to life in prison for “separatism” — for the Nobel peace prize. Senators Marco Rubio, a Republican, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, both signed the nomination letter, which came from the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China. “We believe there is no one more deserving of the Committee’s recognition in 2019 than Professor Tohti, who embodies the peaceful struggle for peace and human rights in China,” the lawmakers wrote to the ... more