China hands death sentences to Uyghur former officials

China hands death sentences to Uyghur former officials

The Guardian

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Two who led Xinjiang education department get suspended penalty for publishing school textbooks

A Chinese court has issued a suspended death sentence to the former directors of the Xinjiang education department for charges including writing and publishing school textbooks it said were designed to “split the country”.

Sattar Sawut and his deputy, Shirzat Bawudun, were given death sentences with a two-year reprieve, while five other Uyghur men, including editors, were given lengthy jail terms, according to state media.

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