January 12, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the far-west Chinese province of Xinjiang, issued a new law Wednesday banning the wearing of burqas in public. Xinjiang, home to China's minority ethnically Turkic Muslim Uighurs, has been the site of significant ethnic unrest including recent attacks by Uighur ...[read more]
November 11, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The People's Court of Kashgar in China's western region of Xinjiang sentenced 22 people to prison terms for illegal religious activities and other crimes. The Xinhua News Agency stated it is the latest sign of unease over Muslim extremism in the region. Prison sentences ranged from five to 16 ...[read more]
October 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced 12 people to death and gave 15 others suspended death sentences for their involvement in attacks on a police station and government offices in south Xinjiang in July. Nine others were sentenced to life imprisonment, and another 20 people received shorter ...[read more]
August 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang executed eight individuals charged with terrorism- and separatism-related crimes on Saturday. According to a press release by China's state-run news agency, the execution was conducted with approval by the Supreme People's Court. Three of the ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Addison Morris
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other ...[read more]
July 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A Chinese court on Friday convicted a Uighur journalist of endangering national security for statements made following the 2009 Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced Gheyret Niyaz, editor of uighurbiz.net and two state-run websites, to 15 years in prison after the ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into the July 2009 Xinjiang riots, after receiving new testimony contradicting the current official version of events. AI claims that police officials committed several human rights violations ...[read more]
January 26, 2010
by Ann Riley
A Chinese court Tuesday sentenced four more people to death in connection with the July Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced eight others to life in prison and one to the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, which is usually commuted to life in prison. To ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Dwyer Arce
Five more people have been sentenced to death by a Chinese court in connection with the July Xinjiang riots, state media reported Thursday. The sentencing came in connection to the killing of a police officer with a rock and the killing of bystanders during the riots. The Intermediate ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Patrice Collins
The Chinese government has executed nine people sentenced to death for their role in the July Xinjiang riots, state media reported Monday. The report indicated that the individuals were executed according to the law after their sentences were approved by the Supreme People's Court b... ...[read more]

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