Oct 25, 2020 Comments Off on Happy Birthday to you, Ilham !
Happy Birthday to you, Ilham !
On this day he was born
Today his fiftieth golden leaf falls
He is in prison …
Because he fought for our freedom
His sacrifice for us all.
Today is the 51st Birthday of Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur Professor, winner of the Sakharov Prize, and twice Noble Peace Prize nominee. Through his writing, academic research and activities, he has campaigned for the rights of Uyghur people and challenged the Chinese authorities oppressive and apartheid policies which have developed nowadays to “China’s Uyghur Genocide”, The Chinese regime arrested him 6 years ago and jailed him for life.
Ilham, you are the Ilham (the inspiration) of Uyghur people and for everyone in the world who stands for freedom, free speech and dignity!
We will never forget you. In every breath we feel your suffering inside the dark Chinese prison.
We are fighting for your release and we pray for you, you will see the sun shine soon. You were born free, you don’t deserve to be imprisoned! The free world will stand with you always!
When the morning star smiled with happiness, When my spring bloomed from my fifties, When this life passes and love is never enough, The world is beautiful to us, truly beautiful!
If not a lover, the nightingale won’t alight on the flowering branch, Until a young man grows, he won’t achieve his desires, If he is a man, he will never break his promise. A man must struggle hard to reach his destination.
My star shines like a torch in the dark night, The full moon has become my companion shadow When will my Sun come out with fiery warmth, Your life will pass by if you don’t grasp it.