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21 suspects involved in Urumqi riot prosecuted
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The local procuratorate on Friday brought charges against 21 suspects in the Urumqi riot.

The July 5 riot in the capital city of northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left 197 people dead and more than 1,600 injured.

The city's procuratorate said it has instituted public prosecutions in the Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi against 21 suspects involved in six cases including homicide, arson and robbery.

The six cases are:

-- Alleged intentional homicide and arson committed by Abdukerim Abduwayit;

-- Alleged intentional homicide, arson and robbery committed by four suspects whose leader was Gheni Yusup;

-- Alleged intentional homicide, arson, robbery and intentional damage to properties, committed by 11 suspects led by Ahmatjan Moming;

-- Alleged intentional homicide, robbery and arson committed by Alim Metyusup and Tayirejan Abulimit;

-- Alleged intentional homicide and arson committed by Azizijan Yasin;

-- Alleged intentional homicide committed by Han Junbo and Liubo.

Further public prosecutions are to be instituted against other suspects in the Urumqi riot, said the Procuratorate.

(Xinhua News Agency September 26, 2009)

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