Bangkok bomb attack: Uighur suspects' trial under way

Bangkok bomb attack: Uighur suspects' trial under way
 

The trial of two suspects accused of being behind a bomb attack that killed 20 people in August last year in central Bangkok is under way.
Both suspects are ethnic Chinese Uighurs. They pleaded not guilty to the charges in February, and since then have complained of being tortured.
Hearings have been delayed because of difficulties finding a Uighur interpreter.
The bomb blast occurred at a shrine popular with Chinese and Buddhists.
Uighurs - a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority in the far west of China, complain of cultural and religious persecution at the hands of the Beijing authorities.
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15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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