China sentences 81 in Xinjiang for terrorismBy AP News Jun 05, 2014 7:34PM UTC
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.