China sentences nine ‘terrorists’ to death

June 6, 2014 8:29 AM

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BEIJING : China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks.

Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state-broadcaster CCTV said. In the past year Xinjiang - home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority - has seen an increase in violent clashes, which Beijing blames on organised terrorist groups seeking independence f...

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