Chinese terrorist gets death sentence

March 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The ringleader of a Chinese terrorist group has been sentenced to death, China Daily reported Wednesday.

Abdukerim Mamut was found guilty of running a terrorist group, leading terrorist attacks and murder, according to Tianshannet, a news website run by the Xinjiang regional government’s information office.

Under Chinese law, he has the right to appeal the conviction and sentence.

According to trial information, Mamut preached religious extremism to a circle of followers and founded a nine-member terrorist organization with himself as ringleader.

They selected targets and planned attacks, including checking locations.

On Feb 28, according to the website, Mamut called the members at his house, handed out knives and axes, and instructed the group in the details of an attack to be carried out that day.

They went to a crowded pedestrian street and attacked people with the knives and axes. Thirteen people died and 16 were injured. Two later died.

Police captured Mamut. They shot seven terrorists dead.

Two similar terrorist attacks occurred in the prefecture in July, killing 14 people and leaving 42 wounded.

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