Chinese Court of Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China has sentenced the accused of involvement in the incident at Tiananmen Square in Beijing in October last year that the authorities recognized the terrorist attack perpetrated by Islamists. Three – Husandzhan Vuksur, Yusuf and Yusuf Ahmad Umarniyaz – sentenced to death on charges of organizing terrorist attacks, according to CCTV News .
Gulnara Tuhtiniyaz and Buyanat Abdukladyr sentenced to life imprisonment and 20 years imprisonment respectively for participating in a terrorist group. Another three – Tohti mechmath, Tersandzhan Abliz and Abla Niyaz – received from five to 10 years on similar charges, the report said.
October 28, 2013 in the main square of Beijing – Tiananmen Square – SUV drove onto the bridge Tszinshuytsyao near the main entrance of the National Palace Museum Complex (“Forbidden City”), crashed into a crowd of people, knocked down the fence and caught fire. Five people were killed – a tourist from the Philippines and a resident of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, and three were in the jeep – a man and two women. Another 40 people were injured, including several foreigners.
Authorities declared the incident a terrorist act committed by Uighur separatists from Xinjiang province, fighting for secession of the region from China.According to authorities, the perpetrators of the crime were male Usmen Hassan, his mother and wife, who were in the car, who has entered into the crowd. In the jeep, police allegedly found knives and steel batons, and a flag with the words extremist content, and in the home of detained on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack – knives and so-called black flag “jihad.”