China Sentences 5 More to Death for Xinjiang Riots

Five more people, all apparently Uighurs, have been sentenced to death for their role in the violent riots in Xinjiang in July, AP reports:

Of the five sentenced to death Thursday, Memeteli Islam was accused of killing a police officer by smashing him in the back of the head with a brick.

Mamattursun Elmu and Memeteli Abburakm were accused of attacking a minibus and kicking a man and woman inside until they died. Mamattursun Elmu was also charged with setting fire to a grain distribution center that killed five people.

Helil Sadir was accused of killing a bystander with a beer bottle and kicks to the face, and Kushiman Kurban was found guilty of stabbing a bystander to death.

December 3, 2009 11:54 AM
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