Asia Pacific China puts Muslim scholar on trial, expanding scope of Uighur crackdown

After a series of attacks on Chinese citizens, apparently by restive Uighurs, Beijing is clamping down on the Muslim minority. Last week it sentenced three Uighurs to death, and today it put a prominent scholar on trial. 

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The best known advocate for China‚Äôs Uighur minority went on trial Wednesday, accused of separatism and facing a lifetime jail sentence.