Skip to comments.12 Sentenced to Death in China for Terror-Related Crimes
Posted on 06/07/2014 6:03:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
China's fast-track courts today sentenced 81 people, including 12 to death, and arrested 29 others in the restive Xinjiang province for terrorism-related crimes as part of a nationwide crackdown on Islamist militants blamed for a spate of recent attacks.
While nine militants were sentenced to death, three others received death penalty with a two-year reprieve, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Besides the death penalties, local courts in six cities in Xinjiang convicted 69 others in 23 terrorism-related cases and pronounced sentences ranging from life imprisonment to fixed-term imprisonment, a regional higher people's court said.
They were convicted for committing crimes of organising, leading or participating in terrorist organisation, intentional homicide, arson or illegal manufacture, storage and transportation of explosives.
A number of them were also sentenced for making and spreading audio or video on terrorism, inciting ethnic hatred and discrimination, or teaching criminal methods, the report said.
The crimes were the focus of the region's special operation to crack down on terrorism, said the regional higher people's court.
China blames the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), an Al-Qaeda linked outfit, to the attacks in Xinjiang and in rest of China.
The ETIM, listed as terrorist group by UN, is fighting for the independence of Xinjiang, where native Muslim Uygurs deeply resent the increasing settlements of majority Hans from other provinces.
Xinjiang witnessed a spate of violent attacks including the recent multiple bomb explosions in Urumqi in which 43 people were killed 94 others injured.
Militants also carried a number of knife attacks in different railway stations in China, prompting Chinese government to scale up security all over the country.
The sentences were announced as China which has launched a nationwide crackdown on militants from Xinjiang also firmed up plans with Pakistan to stop infiltration of ETIM militants from across the borders of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
” .... for terrorism-related crimes as part of a nationwide crackdown on Islamist militants blamed ... “
I like this swift justice. I wish we could learn from them. Instead, we’re releasing terrorists that have attacked this nation.
I thought this was somehow related to the dog meat festival.
Innocent Chinese dying? Eh.
Now dogs are another matter.
The Chinese got something right.
If this keeps up and china becomes more christian......
China may be taking more than just mere jobs and industry.... maybe people from usa will start moving there....
So, do they get 70 Chinese virgins?
I like killing terrorists, but in China, a “terror related” crime might be watching something on Youtube.
I like killing terrorists, but in China, a terror related crime might be watching something on Youtube.
Since it read, “ .... Islamist militants blamed ...,” I see no need to question them on this one.
China’s western provinces have a large Muslim population.
China is dealing with a large, Turkish ancestry group that looks to Islam as a form of nationalism and periodically attacks Chinese targets.
Excavations along the Silk Road showed European looking nomads, including mummies with blonde and red hair. China considered the archeology too politically divisive, because it fed the Urgyurs belief that they are a separate people and not Chinese. When finding blonde mummies in China is first and foremost feared for giving Muslim separatists another excuse to blow up buildings, you know its bad.
They don’t give a Shiite what the world thinks of it.
Maybe we could get obama moved to china and put on trial for his terror related crimes which are and will be many .