[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----worldwide----CHINA
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Wed Sep 14 23:00:01 CDT 2011
China gives the death penalty to 4 Uighur men
China has sentenced 4 Uighur men to death for their roles in 3 separate alleged
terror attacks in the far western Xinjiang region in July.
The state-run China Daily newspaper says the men were sentenced Tuesday by
courts in Hotan and Kashgar, the cities where the attacks occurred. Thursday's
report says 2 other Uighurs were given 19-year jail terms.
The July 18 Hotan incident involved a group of Uighurs who stormed a police
station and took hostages, killing 4. In Kashgar, 13 people were killed July 30
and 31 when Uighurs attacked civilians with knives and set off explosions.
China says the incidents were organized terror attacks. An overseas Uighur
rights group says they were anti-government riots carried out by angry
(source: Associated Press)
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