Some say up to eight people are killed and more than 20 injured in the mishap.
Chinese authorities had imposed an information blackout surrounding the incident.
The World Uyghur Congress condemns the sentencing, saying the charges are not substantiated.
The man is in critical condition following the shooting incident in the capital of China's Xinjiang region.
Police confiscate money donated to her from overseas.
Chinese authorities face no resistance as they gun down 22 Uyghurs.
Authorities in China's restive region say 22 Uyghurs have been shot dead in an 'anti-terror' raid.
An unofficial rule in Xinjiang’s capital prohibits women tenants from covering their faces.
Chinese authorities accuse them of terrorism and illegal religious activities.
They offer a significant reward for information leading to the arrest of the two men.
Police round up ‘five or six people every day’ they say are connected to stolen weapons.
Locals were angry at him for backing government policies following unrest in Lukchun, Xinjiang.
Some estimate that 300 to 400 have been detained in a police sweep in a Xinjiang village.
Two Uyghur exile groups slam Beijing for opening fire on a Uyghur crowd ahead of Ramadan.
The girl's injuries fueled anger at the police and made the situation worse, local officials say.
Violence dampens the Muslim festival in China's restive Xinjiang region.
The former teacher had been described by friends as being in good health and hopeful about his future.
His father recounts the years of petitioning that have left them bankrupt and emotionally broken.
They find no clues in the pursuit of a construction worker who disappeared during the 2009 Xinjiang riots.
The dispute breaks out while a religious affairs official conducts street patrols.
He believes Chinese authorities want to keep him silent during an international human rights meeting.
A list of arrest warrants sheds light on the previously unreported incident.
The Istanbul University student is picked up by Chinese police just before taking a flight to Turkey.
Sources say the statement renews hope that Washington is listening to their concerns.
Chinese authorities tighten restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan.
A Uyghur suspect is shot and killed after allegedly stabbing a police officer to death.
Beijing holds 'anti-terrorism' drills in Xinjiang on the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 violence in the restive region.
An outspoken Uyghur scholar is put under house arrest ahead of a sensitive anniversary in China's restive Xinjiang region.
Beijing beefs up security in Xinjiang after a spate of violence ahead of a sensitive anniversary.
A source says police shot at a group of Uyghurs returning from prayers at a local mosque.