Home / Unrest in Xinjiang / Latest updates Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
718 Urumqi riot suspects detained
Adjust font size:

Seven hundred and eighteen people have been detained for being implicated in the Urumqi riot on July 5 which left 197 people dead and more than 1,600 injured, Urumqi City police chief Chen Zhuangwei said Tuesday.

Chen, head of the Public Security Department of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said evidence collection had been a heavy load for the city's police force. It had involved examinations at the crime scenes and DNA evaluations, but it had been carried out swiftly.

Chen said police had visited more than 1,000 people, including those injured in the riot and families whose members had lost their lives in the unrest. Police had also inspected 530 shops and 943 motor vehicles damaged during the violence. As well, they collected and examined 3,318 pieces of evidence, and obtained 2,169 photos of crime scenes in Urumqi.

(Xinhua News Agency August 4, 2009)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read Bookmark and Share
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- Xinjiang to spend US$790.6m to hasten highway construction
- 5 terrorist attacks foiled in Xinjiang
- Police prevent terrorist attacks in Xinjiang
- Xinjiang people donate to help riot victims