• China sentences two to death for mosque attack

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    BEIJING: A court in China’s far west has sentenced to death two teenagers for the killing of the head of the country’s biggest mosque, state media reported, in a case that highlighted divisions in the violence-wracked Xinjiang region. The Kashgar Intermediate People’s Court on Sunday handed down the death penalty to Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit “on charges of forming and leading terrorist groups and murder”, the official Xinhua news agency said. A third person, Atawulla Tursun, received a life sentence for “taking part in terrorist groups and murder”, Xinhua said.

    AFP

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