Two Uighur Muslims convicted of terrorist and separatist activities were executed in Kashgar, Xinjiang, and 15 others were jailed for similar crimes, AFP reported, citing a report by US-based Radio Free Asia. AFP noted that the report could not be immediately verified. Those jailed were given sentences of between 10 years and life imprisonment. All 17 Uighurs were convicted of being members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, which Beijing considers a terrorist organization. Last week, Beijing announced that it had detained 82 people who it said had been planning terrorist attacks on the Beijing Olympics.
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