China Executes 13 Over Terror, Violent Crimes

Chinese authorities Monday executed 13 people for “terrorist attacks and violent crimes” in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said.

The announcement by Xinhua news agency, in a report from the regional capital Urumqui, gave no immediate details but said they were involved in seven cases in the restive region.

Also Monday three other people were sentenced to death by the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court over a suicide attack near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in October 2013. [AFP]