A Chinese court today carried out the execution of three men who took part in masterminding the Kunming Train Station attack last March that left 31 people dead.
Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were executed upon approval by the Supreme People’s Court, Xinhua reported, citing the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court. The trio had been sentenced to death in September for “leading and organizing a terror group” as well as intentional homicide.
A group of masked assailants armed with knives entered the train station at around 9:00 p.m. on March 1 and began stabbing commuters indiscriminately, ultimately killing 31 people and injuring another 141. Four of the attackers were shot dead at the scene and another four were detained either before or after the attacks.
Patigul Tohti, the only female assailant involved, was sentenced to life in prison rather than given the death penalty because she was pregnant upon capture.