The graduate student was prepared to travel to Turkey on a scholarship.
The parents had refused to stop searching for their son, believed taken by police four years ago.
Doctors in Xinjiang say language requirements on a licensing exam threaten the future of the tradition.
New information contradicts police reports that only 10 were injured in the mishap in China’s Xinjiang region.
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.