China executes Tiananmen Square attack leaders


BEIJING: China has executed eight people for “terrorist attacks,” including three it described as “masterminding” a suicide car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media announced. The official Xinhua news agency said early on Sunday that the eight were involved in several cases connected to the northwestern region of Xinjiang, where Beijing says separatist militants are behind a string of attacks that have rocked China in recent months. Three of the condemned, named by Xinhua as Huseyin Guxur, Yusup Wherniyas and Yusup Ehmet, had been “deprived of political rights for life” at the time of being sentenced to death for their role in the assault in Tiananmen Square in October.



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