▲ Up
 
03:05 24-08-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
China executes eight, including Tiananmen attackers

Bishkek (AKIpress) - _75567614_217f9852-22b7-45f9-9f04-bac0c6d1529d China has executed eight people in the north-western region of Xinjiang, for what it calls "terrorist" attacks, reports the state news agency Xinhua.

Three of those executed had been convicted of an attack in Tiananmen Square in Beijing last October, in which five people died, Xinhua said.

The others were found guilty of crimes including bomb-making and arson.

The government has accused separatist militants based in Xinjiang of carrying out a string of recent attacks.

Xinjiang is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs, who speak a distinct language and have different customs to the majority Han population elsewhere in China.

Xinhua named some of the other men who were executed along with the Tiananmen attack perpetrators: Rozi Eziz, convicted of an attack on police in 2013; Abdusalam Elim, found guilty of leading a terrorism organisation; Memet Tohtiyusup, who was found to have killed someone and watched videos on religious extremism; Abdumomin Imin, described as a "terrorist ringleader"; Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uighur Congress exile group, called the executions "a typical case of the law serving political ends".

Chinese officials often attribute attacks in Xinjiang to Uighur separatists, accusing them of seeking to establish an independent state called East Turkestan.

Beijing has recently blamed them for an attack in May at a market in Urumqi, that left at least 31 people dead.

It also accused them of being behind a mass knife attack in the southern province of Yunnan in March, in which 29 were killed and more than 130 injured.

Uighur leaders deny they are co-ordinating a terrorist campaign.

They say the government's repressive policies in Xinjiang have provoked the unrest.


Twitterfacebookprint
12:09 25.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:24 Russian Soldier Sentenced to Life for Murder in Armenia17:04 Russian Paralympic ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport16:39 Nigerian air force says kills top Boko Haram militants as Kerry arrives16:34 Young entrepreneurs to present their new products, services to investors, sponsors during Summer Boot Camp Demo Day16:31 Kyrgyzstan, JICA discuss implementation of earlier reached agreements16:11 Technical and Environmental Safety Inspectorate of Kyrgyzstan shuts down 5 gas stations of BNK-Rossneft in Bishkek16:05 Over 70 rally in southern Kyrgyzstan in protest against presence of Uzbek law enforcers in disputable area15:48 Uzbekistan has changed its mind on construction of China–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan railroad: Minister15:41 Kyrgyzstan's dance ensemble performs in Kuwait15:34 1 killed, 3 injured in fire at KazMunayGas daughter refinery in Romania15:01 Audit Chamber estimates defects at $44,000 omitted by Chinese company during construction of Boom gorge road14:45 Arrears in wages in Kyrgyzstan amount to KGS 282.4 mln as of July14:17 Over 4,000 home insurance contracts signed for KGS 3.3 mln14:16 Kyrgyz government reviews preparedness for upcoming important events14:00 USD weighted average rate in tenge makes KZT 341 on Aug 23: KASE13:42 PM Massimov visits Shymkent Oil Refinery13:39 School education system to cover over 1 million students this year in Kyrgyzstan13:24 Kyrgyzstan hands over earlier detained law enforcer, Uzbek officers still in disputable area13:14 Islamic State not only group to use child suicide bombers13:10 Judge orders State Department to review 14,900 Clinton emails
Astana
+22° C
Ashgabat
+33° C
Bishkek
+25° C
Dushanbe
+29° C
Tashkent
+32° C
Ulaanbaatar
+20° C
exchange rates
 
77.17
68.31
10.28
1.06
382.73
338.82
50.93
5.27
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
3.95
3.50
0.53
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75