Last Monday the Chinese government executed 13 people for committing “terrorist attacks” in the western region of Xinjiang, while three others were sentenced to death for an attack on the Tiananmen Square.
“The 13 criminals ruthlessly killed police officers, government officials and civilians. Caused huge material losses and seriously jeopardized public safety,” informed the official news agency Xinhua.
The 13 executed were involved in attacks in different parts of Xinjiang, including one last June that killed 24 police officers and residents, Xinhua said.
In the case of Tiananmen, five people were killed and 40 injured when, last year, a vehicle crashed into a crowd in the square and burst into flames.