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Xinjiang sentences for riots will stand

THE Higher People's Court of far western China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region yesterday upheld the sentences - including nine death penalties - on 21 people who, in six first-instance trials, were convicted of murder and other crimes in the deadly July 5 riot in Urumqi.

The death sentences would take effect after review and approval by the Supreme People's Court, the regional higher people's court said.

The higher court rejected appeals by Gheni Yusup, Ahmatjan Moming, Han Junbo and 12 others who were convicted of murder and other crimes.

All the three second-instance trials involving death sentences were heard in open sessions yesterday.

The nine people who were sentenced to death were Abdukerim Abduwayit, Gheni Yusup, Abdulla Mettohti, Adil Rozi, Nureli Wuxiu'er, Alim Metyusup, Ahmatjan Moming, Tohti Pazil and Han Junbo.

Abduwayit, Rozi and Wuxiu'er were convicted of killing four people with rods and rocks.

Abduwayit was also convicted of killing five people by setting fire to a building with others.

Yusup and Mettohti were convicted of beating five people to death. They also smashed and looted shops and vehicles.

Metyusup and another man killed three people.

Moming and Pazil were found to have beaten two people to death.

Han was found guilty of attacking two people, one of whom died.

The court ruled that the judgments in the first-instance trials were "appropriate."


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