China court executes 3 Muslims

A court in China executed three muslims on Tuesday for leading an attack on a train station that left 31 dead.

China court executes 3 Muslims

World Bulletin / News Desk

State news agency Xinhua reported that the trio had previously been sentenced to death for murder, along with organizing and leading a "terrorist" organization. 

On March 1, 2014, a group armed with knives randomly attacked people at the station in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province

Along with the 31 people killed, another 141 were injured.

Four of the attackers were shot dead by police, and a pregnant female suspect was wounded, captured, and has since been sentenced to life in prison.

The Kunming Intermediate People's Court said that Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad - all from the from the far western region of East Turkistan - were executed Tuesday upon approval by the Supreme People's Court.

Xinhua said that they were arrested while planning to illegally cross the Chinese border Feb. 27, 2014 - two days before the attacks 

A yearlong "anti-terrorism’’ campaign -- focusing on East Turkistan, home to the Muslim Uighur group -- was launched by China’s central government on May 23 and will be in effect until June 2015.

Uighur, a Turkic group which constitute majority the population of East Turkistan, have accused China of carrying out repressive policies that restrain their religious, commercial and cultural activities.

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2015, 17:41
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