China Jails 39 Moderate Muslims for Terror Materials

Courts in China’s restive far western region have jailed dozens of people in a special operation to curb the spread of audio and video materials inciting terrorism, the Xinjiang Supreme Court said Wednesday.

In statements posted to its official microblog, the court said 39 people were sentenced to prison Tuesday after being convicted of crimes including organizing and leading terrorist groups, inciting ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination and the illegal manufacturing of guns.