Many overseas Chinese citizens got into trouble when they returned to China to research on issues of their concerns. One such case is Uighur historian, Tohti Tunyaz. He was a postgraduate student in Japan and he visited the XUAR in the northwest of China to do research for his thesis. He was arrested and sentenced to prison for 11 years.

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Tohti’s professors at the University of Tokyo work hard to get him released.

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