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China convicts 1400 people in lieu of national security

  • The Chinese courts have convicted more than 1400 people in 2015 on charges like harming the national security, being a part of terrorist and secessionist activities. China’s resource rich Xinjiang province has witnessed killing of hundreds of people in last few years due to violence between the Muslim Uighar people and the ethnic majority of Han Chinese.The Uighar people call the central Asian region their home. Even though the Chinese authorities blame the unrest on the Islamist militant groups and the separatists but according to the right groups and the exiles the unrest is more due to rigorous control of China on the religion and culture of Uighars which the Chinese authorities deny.