World News: Online Terror Charges

China has sentenced 32 people under terror charges for downloading and spreading violent Internet content. Authorities are making an effort to remove online material advocating religious warfare and bomb-making methods, which may have led to recent attacks.  The sentences range from four years to life in prison. The Turkic Uighur minority in the Xinjiang region has been demanding more autonomy from Beijing, challenging the communist regime led by Xi Jinping. 43 civilians were killed at a market bombing in May, sparking further unrest. Because of the escalating violence, Beijing has launched an expansive security crackdown to remove all extremist online content.

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