Armed policemen stand guard near Xinjiang's tourism advertisement boards, which authority used to block off the road heading to Urumqi People's Intermediate Court in Urumqi, China's northwestern ... more 
Armed policemen stand guard near Xinjiang's tourism advertisement boards, which authority used to block off the road heading to Urumqi People's Intermediate Court in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies is set to go on trial on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Jack Chang) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jack Chang
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:27 AM EDT