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Uyghurs Punished for Roles in Tiananmen Terrorist Attack

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:33 -- Kanat


China tries and convicts eight people, all of them Uyghurs, for their roles in a terrorist attack on Tiananmen Square last year. As CCTV reports, three of the defendants were sentenced to death, while the others will serve prison sentences ranging from five years to life. LinkAsia speaks with Alim Seytoff, president of the Uyghur American Association and director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about the struggle Uyghurs in China face and the shortcomings of China's policies in their native province of Xinjiang.