Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Jail 17 Uyghurs Over Shooting Protest

The Uyghurs are ordered imprisoned between six months and seven years after a hushed-up trial.

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