Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    13 / 1 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Xinjiang plane hijackers sentenced to death (2)


08:14, December 12, 2012

They loudly shouted religious extremist cries, hit the cockpit door and physically and verbally assaulted the flight crew and passengers, according to the statement which quoted court testimony.

They were stopped by crew members and passengers while they were trying to detonate explosive devices, and two of the other hijackers, Ababaykeri Ybelayim and Mametali Yvsup, were injured in the fighting and later died despite medical treatment.

Twenty-four crew members and passengers were injured in the incident, which caused direct economic losses of 28.58 million yuan (4.58 million U.S. dollars), said the statement.

The court found that the group had been influenced by religious extremists and terrorists from October 2011 to February 2012, and made preparations for their hijacking from mid-May to June this year.

The group investigated airport security conditions and the lay-out of the aircraft cabin several times before they conducted the hijacking, and they prepared the tools, including the explosives, metal crutches and lighters, in advance.

The group recruited Mametali Yvsup to participate in the hijacking, and they decided to blow up the aircraft and die along with all the other passengers onboard.

During the court trial, to protect their legal rights, the defendants were allowed to use their native language and were represented by lawyers. Their relatives and members of the public were also present.

【1】 【2】

We Recommend:

China in 1942, a real history

'Devil' foreign instructors in China

Beautiful model at Guangzhou Auto Show

Nutritious lunch provided in Taipei

Photos of China 30 years ago

AK-47-equipped teacher creates buzz

Lunch in Beijing's primary schools

Say no to vicious cycle of ugliness appreciation

Challenges remain for smoking ban


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. China's WZ-10 armed copters in training

  2. PLA recruits to join army units

  3. Unforgettable moments you cannot miss

  4. Fantastic undersea world in Indonesia

  5. Cumquat market in S China's Guangxi

  6. Apple may launch iPhone 5S in mid-2013

  7. 2013's holiday dates cause upset for some

  8. Carrefour store accused of pricing fraud

Most Popular


  1. Cultivating a natural lifestyle at Green City
  2. ASEAN economies poised to keep robust growth
  3. Translation industry needs legislation and regulation
  4. Mo mania's impact on Chinese writing
  5. Turning point in China's economy growth at hand
  6. Long way for CNOOC after Nexen takeover approval
  7. More translations needed for Chinese literature
  8. Commentary: Western powers should drop bias
  9. Stock market needs regulation, not promotion
  10. BRICS economies are not fading

What’s happening in China

Cumquat market in S China's Guangxi

  1. 'Smiling rainbow' brightens city sky
  2. China to protect 1,000 minority villages
  3. Building catches fire in Shanghai's Pudong
  4. Computerized welfare lottery sales hit 100 bln RMB
  5. Foreigners asked to retrace Long March