China sacks police chief over Chinese protests in Uighur region

The police chief of northwest China's East Turkistan region was fired from his post on Saturday, the Xinhua news agency said, after Han Chinese riots.

China sacks police chief over Chinese protests in Uighur region

The police chief of northwest China's East Turkistan region was fired from his post on Saturday, the Xinhua news agency said, after Han Chinese riots in the capital Urumqi.

Liu Yaohua, director of the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Public Security Department, was replaced by Zhu Changjie, party chief of Xinjiang's Aksu Prefecture, following days of protests in Urumqi in which five people were killed.

Reuters
Last Mod: 05 Eylül 2009, 16:51
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