China to prosecute top-ranking Uighur official for corruption

Nur Bekri, Chairman of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, attends a news conference during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing March 7, 2010. Picture taken March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China‚Äôs anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it would prosecute Nur Bekri, one of the highest-ranking ethnic Uighur officials in the country, over allegations of graft during to his time as governor of Xinjian. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement that Bekri obstructed an investigation launched in September […]

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