Chinese Admit to Killing 12 Uighur Rioters

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Saturday, 18 July 2009
A rare admission from the Chinese government sees officals acknowledging having shot dead 12 Uighur protesters in last week in Urumqi, Xinjiang province.

Police shot dead 12 armed Uighurs attacking civilians and ransacking shops after they ignored warning shots fired into the air, said Nuer Baikeli.

Of the 12, three were killed on the spot, while nine died either on their way to or after arriving at hospital.

“In any country ruled by law, the use of force is necessary to protect the interest of the people and stop violent crime. This is the duty of policemen. This is bestowed on policemen by the law,” the governor said.

News Source:
Daily Nation
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