5 sentenced over deadly Xinjiang violence which killed 21
BEIJING (AP) - State media say two men have been sentenced to death and three others to prison terms over a clash in north-west China's tense Xinjiang region.
The Xinhua News Agency said the violence on April 23 in which 21 people died was committed by Muslim extremists inspired by jihadi propaganda. The alleged leader, Musa Hesen, was sentenced to death for murder, forming and leading a terrorist organisation and illegally manufacturing explosives.
Another defendant, Rehman Hupur, also received the death sentence for murder and belonging to a terrorist organisation. The sentences imposed on three others on Monday ranged from nine years to life in prison.
Court officials were not immediately available for comment on Tuesday.