Nur Bekri was sentenced to life for corruption on Monday. Photo: Handout

Chinese court jails senior ethnic Uygur official for life on corruption charges

  • Former Xinjiang governor Nur Bekri was sentenced after he admitted accepting more than US$11 million in bribes over a 20-year period
  • Spell in office coincided with outbreak of serious ethnic violence in region where the authorities have been accused of detaining a million Muslims in camps
Topic |   Corruption in China

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Nur Bekri was sentenced to life for corruption on Monday. Photo: Handout
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.