The US is very far from being a beacon of human rights, and so is China.
Seven university students linked to jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have reportedly gone on trial in China’s westernmost province of Xinjiang.
Tohti was sentenced to life imprisonment in September for separatism and fanning ethnic tensions.
The students are accused of contributing to a website run by Tohti on Uighurs.
Human rights? Not in evidence.
The BBC’s Celia Hatton in Beijing says the trial is so secret that even the Xinjiang court will not confirm the proceedings.
Tohti’s lawyer, Li Fangping, told the BBC that the students contributed to Uighur Online, a now defunct website run by their teacher that promoted discussion between Uighurs
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