Free Ilham Tohti

February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment


Ilham Tohti, the respected Uyghur economist, has been charged with separatism and faces ten years to life in prison in China. It’s the kind of thing that’s a reminder of how China’s judicial and political system hasn’t made the same kind of progress as its economy. I wrote about the case on the LRB Blog.


Heroin, comas and mindcrafting in Kyrgyzstan

February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

coma patients

My piece on a drug addiction clinic near Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan is now up at VICE.

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