BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 81 people have been sentenced on terrorism and other charges in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

State broadcaster CCTV said the sentences — including nine death sentences — were issued in six different courts on Thursday. They were broken up into 23 separate cases and also included charges of murder and arson.

The sentences come amid a massive crackdown in Xinjiang following a series of deadly attacks blamed on Muslim extremists.

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