CHINA: TWO UYGURS EXECUTED OVER DEADLY ATTACK
April 9, 2009: China executed two Uygurs in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region for a ''terrorist'' attack on border police on August 4, before the 2008 Olympic Games.
The two were put to death in Kashgar, where the attack that left 17 dead and another 15 injured took place, Xinhua News Agency reported.
The execution was announced by a court in Kashgar to 4,000 local officials and residents.
The men, Abdurahman Azat, 33, and Kurbanjan Hemit, 28, both residents of the city of Keshen, were sentenced to death in December.
They were executed out of public view at an undisclosed location. (Sources: The Standard, 09/04/2009)