07:17 26-11-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
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
17:07 Kyrgyz delegation takes part in global conference of Scaling Up Nutrition Movement16:52 Senators adopt draft law on state budget16:50 Senators pass bill on guaranteed transfer from Kazakhstan's National Fund in 2015-201716:45 Construction of hydroelectric power station in upper Amu Darya and Syr Darya must be agreed with countries of lower reaches: Karimov16:32 Sooner withdrawal of ISAF from Afghanistan might activate terrorists - Karimov16:17 Kyrgyzstan's team to take part in World Wrestling Clubs Cup in Iran16:08 Naryn region governor, AKDN Representative discuss University of Central Asia, potential investments16:07 Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute16:04 MPs approve bill abolishing criminal responsibility for death of home intruder15:58 Inflation may grow by 1.9% in Kyrgyzstan due to raise of heating, electricity tariffs15:53 Kyrgyz Energy Ministry announces competition for construction, operation of Orto-Tokoi, Tortkul small hydropower plants15:48 International reserves of Kyrgyzstan decline for $192.3 million for 10 months15:47 Social Fund: Kyrgyzstan not to raise general retirement age15:39 First projects of Kyrgyz-Russian Development Fund should include agricultural processing, mortgage lending – Deputy Economy Minister15:31 Kyrgyz parliamentary committee passes package of bills on Customs Union accession in 3rd reading15:24 Influenza, URI incidence in Bishkek 2.6 times higher than elsewhere in Kyrgyzstan15:21 Ferguson decision: Ruling sparks night of violence15:17 Uzbekistan raises salaries, social benefits by 10%15:07 Nazarbayev and Karimov share views on situations in Ukraine, Afghanistan15:06 Kyrgyz law enforcers trained to combat terrorism by Turkish National Police
Astana
-12° C
Ashgabat
+4° C
Bishkek
-1° C
Dushanbe
+13° C
Tashkent
+6° C
exchange rates
 
71.28
57.57
9.40
1.29
224.10
180.87
29.45
4.04
6.30
5.07
0.83
0.11
3042.15
2388.25
390.42
56.91
3.54
2.85
0.46
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.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