Ghoja’Abdulla Ablimit Sheyhim

In 2014, Ablimit, who writes using the pen name Sheyhim, was arrested after publishing his satirical stories on Uyghur community websites and meeting with a Uyghur language advocate. He… More

Writers at Risk Database

Nurmuhemmet Yasin

Award-winning Uyghur author and poet Yasin was imprisoned in February 2005 on charges of 'inciting separatism' for his poem "Wild Pigeon," an allegory about the son of a pigeon… More

Ilham Tohti | Status: Imprisoned | China

Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economist, writer, and professor, is currently serving a life sentence for promoting ethnic harmony and understanding. More