China's police detains 75 suspect in alleged stabbing attacks

Chinese police have detained 75 suspects accused of needle-stabbing attacks that authorities say have spread across ethnically-tense Uighur region.

China's police detains 75 suspect in alleged stabbing attacks
Chinese police have detained 75 suspects accused of needle-stabbing attacks that authorities say have spread across ethnically-tense Uighur region.

Most detentions over the needle scare were concentrated in Urumqi, the regional capital, where Han Chinese residents rioted this month.

The radio report said police had caught 75 suspects involved in 36 attacks. The region's top crime investigator, Huang Yabo, said 19 cases were in Urumqi and 13 in Hotan, also called Hetian.

Huang said other cases occurred in mostly Uighur towns.

On Saturday, a court in Urumqi announced jail sentences of up to 15 years against three stabbing suspects -- the first to appear before a judge over the scare.



Reuters
Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2009, 12:16
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