China: Further information: Nine executed in China

China: Further information: Nine executed in China

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Index Number: ASA 17/063/2009
Date Published: 11 November 2009
Categories: China

Nine people - eight from the Uighur ethnic group and one of Han Chinese ethnicity - were executed in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in western China in early November. They were among 21 individuals sentenced in October in relation to unrest which broke out in the region in July.


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