China court sentences 8 to death for Xinjiang attacks

China has sent paramilitary police into Xinjiang in a “show of force”
China has condemned eight to death for attacks in the Xinjiang region. Five others were given suspended death sentences – a penalty normally commuted to life in prison – with another four jailed.

On Monday, the state broadcaster China Central Television reported that a court had sentenced eight people to death for involvement in two attacks that killed 46 people earlier this year in the far western region of Xinjiang. The sentences, handed down by the Intermediate People’s Court in Urumqi, represent the Chinese government’s latest move in a harsh crackdown on unrest in the vast resource-rich region.
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