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Ilham Tohti's Statement after Receiving a Life Sentence for Allegedly “Separatist” Crimes
By Ilham Tohti

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, lawyer Li Fangping met with Ilham in Urumqi Detention Center, Xinjiang. Ilham signed a 15-page appeal to be submitted by his lawyers. Meanwhile Li Fangping recorded Ilham’s statement:

My outcries are for our people and, even more, for the future of China.

Before entering prison, I kept worrying I wouldn't be able to deal with the harshness inside. I worried I would betray my conscience, career, friends and family. I made it!

The upcoming life in prison is not something I've experienced, but it will nonetheless become our life and my own experience. I don't know how long my life can go on. I have courage; I will not be fragile. If you hear news...... Keep Reading...

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