China : 55 People Sentenced in Mass Xinjiang Trial
BBC – Fifty-five people in China’s north-western Xinjiang province have been found guilty of terrorism, separatism and murder, state media report.
The defendants, who appeared to be from the region’s Muslim Uighur community, were presented to a stadium holding about 7,000 spectators.
Three of the prisoners were sentenced to death.
Chinese officials have blamed militant Uighur groups for a growing number of violent attacks across the country.
Photos from the open-air trial showed police trucks parked near a running track.
Prisoners wearing orange vests stood in the back of the vehicles, surrounded by armed guards, their heads bowed.
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