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Uighurs given death sentences in China after ethnic violence

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Uighurs given death sentences in China after ethnic violence

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Twelve people have been sentenced to death in China and other heavy sentences handed down after ethnic violence in July which left 100 people dead.

Those sentenced are thought to be Muslim Uighurs, who’ve been in conflict with the majority Han Chinese in the western Xinjiang province.

Human rights groups have blamed government repression, an accusation it denies.