May 28, 2014
by Addison Morris
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other ...[read more]
July 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A Chinese court on Friday convicted a Uighur journalist of endangering national security for statements made following the 2009 Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced Gheyret Niyaz, editor of uighurbiz.net and two state-run websites, to 15 years in prison after the ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into the July 2009 Xinjiang riots, after receiving new testimony contradicting the current official version of events. AI claims that police officials committed several human rights violations ...[read more]
January 26, 2010
by Ann Riley
A Chinese court Tuesday sentenced four more people to death in connection with the July Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced eight others to life in prison and one to the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, which is usually commuted to life in prison. To date... ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Dwyer Arce
Five more people have been sentenced to death by a Chinese court in connection with the July Xinjiang riots, state media reported Thursday. The sentencing came in connection to the killing of a police officer with a rock and the killing of bystanders during the riots. The Intermediate People's... ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Patrice Collins
The Chinese government has executed nine people sentenced to death for their role in the July Xinjiang riots, state media reported Monday. The report indicated that the individuals were executed according to the law after their sentences were approved by the Supreme People's Court b... ...[read more]
October 30, 2009
by Patrice Collins
An appeals court in China's Xinjiang province on Friday affirmed the convictions of 21 people found guilty of murder and other crimes such as arson and robbery for their roles in July's violent demonstrations in Urumqi that left about 200 people dead and many more injured. The Higher People... ...[read more]
October 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Mehmet Tohti: A recent report released by Human Rights Watch over the inadequacy and unfairness of the trials of Urumqi protestors has brought our memory back to the July 5 massacre committed by the Chinese military and government backed Han Chinese mobsters. Mass arrests and manhunts starte... ...[read more]
October 21, 2009
by Ann Riley
More than 40 Uighur men have disappeared since being detained by Chinese security forces following the July Xinjiang riots, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Tuesday. HRW alleges that in the days following the riots, the Chinese police conducted large-scale sweeps of Uighur ...[read more]
October 17, 2009
by Matt Glenn
This week's trials of those involved in the deadly July riots in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang province, failed to meet Chinese and international fairness and due process standards Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. HRW alleges that defendants were not allowed access to the law... ...[read more]

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