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Death for three Xinjiang plane hijackers: China media

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A court in China's restive Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang sentenced three men to death on Tuesday after they were found guilty of trying to hijack an aircraft and detonate explosives, state media said. 

A armed Chinese paramilitary policeman points to a photographer whilst on guard in Urumqi on July 5, 2010. A court in China's restive Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang condemned three men to death on Tuesday after they were found guilty of attempting to hijack an aircraft, state media said.

The men, along with a fourth who received a life prison term, were among a group of six that tried to seize the aircraft after it had taken off from Hotan in the northwestern region and were thwarted by passengers and crew, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a court statement.

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