China sentences 20 men of the ethnic Uighur group to jail terms of up to life imprisonment on charges of terrorism and inciting secession in Xinjiang.
Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof announces that Uyghur refugees in the country will not be extradited back to China, but permitted to use Malaysia as a safe passage to a third country.
The U.S. State Department imposes visa restrictions on numerous Chinese government officials whom it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province. On Monday the Department of Commerce added twenty-eight Chinese firms and bureaus to its "trade blacklist" for similar reasons.
Millionaire Italian yacht businessman Giulio Lolli is convicted of terrorism in Libya and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Tripoli. Lolli is wanted for fraud in Italy, and his Italian lawyer says the Libyan legal case appears to be based on Lolli using a yacht to evacuate fighters from Tripoli.
Chinese police shoot dead two ethnic Uighurs in Pingxiang, Guangxi while they attempt to cross into Vietnam after members of their group resisted arrest with knives. The public security ministry accuses a separatist group of orchestrating hundreds of cases of human smuggling.
Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in 21 people killed, including 15 police and social workers. Of the 15 government casualties, 10 members are ethnic Uighur, 3 are Han Chinese, and 2 are ethnic Mongolian.