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chinese court sentences five to death in xinjiang mayhem

December 25, 2009

Not included in that number are the 20 Uighurs repatriated to China last week after seeking political asylum in Cambodia. Those Uighurs, including three children, told the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that they feared long prison terms or the death penalty if they returned.

Two days after they were forcibly sent home, China signed 14 business deals with the Cambodian government worth about $1 billion.

“Based on the professionalism of past judicial hearings on the July 5 massacre in Urumqi, it gives us confidence that the 20 members of the Uighur minority group just extradited from Cambodia would not be mistreated,” [an editorial in the state-run China Daily] said.

view the orginal article in the ny times, chinese court sentences five to death in xinjiang mayhem.

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