World Bulletin / News Desk
China announced rewards of up to 100,000 yuan ($16,000) on Tuesday for information leading the arrest of those responsible for the violence in four years in East Turkistan, dominated by Muslim Uighurs.
The announcement by authorities in East Turkistan came less than a week after a marauding gang staged a series of attacks in a East Turkistan township that killed 35 people.
China defends that the attacks were carried out by a gang engaged in "religious extremist activities".
Uighurs in East Turkistan gresent what they call Chinese government suppression of their culture, language and religion.
The rewards announced on Tuesday are "for those who provide clues of violent terrorist crimes, and those who play an important role in the solving violent terrorist crimes and the capturing of violent terrorist criminals," according to the East Turkistan government website.
Those who failed to report information or who assisted such criminals would be held criminally responsible, the announcement said.Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 11:53