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Xinjiang riots: China sentences three more to death

A court in China's restive Xinjiang sentenced three more people to death today for their roles in July ethnic violence, Xinhua news agency reported, raising the total reported condemned to 17.

world Updated: Dec 04, 2009 16:58 IST

A court in China's restive Xinjiang sentenced three more people to death today for their roles in July ethnic violence, Xinhua news agency reported, raising the total reported condemned to 17.

The court in the regional capital Urumqi also sentenced one other person to life in prison, while three defendants were given varying jail terms for the violence that left nearly 200 dead and over 1,600 injured, the agency said.

Yesterday, the court handed out death sentences to five others.

Last month nine people previously sentenced to death were executed for their roles in the worst strife in China in decades.

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