Xinjiang, Uyghurs

Xinjiang, Uyghurs

China sentences Uyghur former government officials to death for 'separatist activities'

China sentences Uyghur former government officials to death for 'separatist activities'

7/4/2021 6:41:00 AM

China sentences Uyghur former government officials to death for 'separatist activities'

Two Uyghur former government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out 'separatist activities', a court ...

AsiaThe two Uyghur former government officials were found guilty of carrying out 'separatist activities' in China's Xinjiang AFP/GREG BAKER07 Apr 2021 11:12AMShare this contentBookmarkBEIJING: Two Uyghur former government officials in China's Xinjiang have been sentenced to death for carrying out"separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for its actions towards minority groups in the region.

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Shirzat Bawudun, a former head of the Xinjiang department of justice, as been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on the charge of"splitting the country", according to a statement released on Tuesday (Apr 6) on the Xinjiang government website.

AdvertisementAdvertisementBawudun had conspired with a terrorist organisation, taken bribes, and carried out separatist activities, Wang Langtao, vice president of the Xinjiang Higher People's Court, said at a press conference.Bawudun was found guilty of colluding with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) - listed as a terrorist group by the UN - after meeting a key member of the group in 2003, according to state news agency Xinhua. headtopics.com

The US removed the group from its list of terror groups last November, saying there was"no credible evidence that ETIM continues to exist".Bawudun also illegally provided"information to foreign forces" as well as carried out"illegal religious activities at his daughter's wedding", Xinhua said.

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We should sentence CCP to death too. good