China Hands Death Sentences To Uighur “Separatists” – Reuters

From Reuters:

China has sentenced to death or life imprisonment six Uighur activists in its far north west convicted of “separatist activities”, state media said on Sunday.

The six, described as members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, received the verdicts on Nov. 8 at a local court in Kashgar in the northwest Xinjiang region, for taking part in “separatist activities”, “illegally making explosives” and “training up a terrorist camp”, official government Web site www.china.com.cn said.

Three were sentenced to death, two received suspended death sentences and the sixth was jailed for life. [Full Text]

Read also China Sentences 5 to Death in Xinjiang by AP.

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