Over 100 people jailed in China anti-terrorism crackdown

Over 100 people jailed in China anti-terrorism crackdown

Monday, June 30, 2014 11:30 am

Beijing – Two courts in China’s far-west region of Xinjiang has jailed 113 people for terrorist activities and related offences, state media reported on Monday.

The official reported that four of the accused were handed life sentences, as China continued a crackdown against militants blamed for recent attacks in the region.

Some of the accused were sentenced on charges of membership of a terrorist organisation, inciting racial hatred and separatism.

The mostly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang complained of religious and cultural discrimination by the authorities.

However, the Chinese government said last week it had made 380 arrests and busted 32 “gangs,’’since a high-profile attack in May was blamed on Uighur separatist groups.

Report says 13 people were executed earlier this month on terrorism charges. (dpa/NAN)

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