She had "carried out exceedingly serious criminal acts" the court said in the statement posted on its verified Sina Weibo microblog, but added: "She was already pregnant when taken into custody, so the death penalty is not legally appropriate." State prosecutors said three of the suspects--whose names were transliterated as Iskandar Ehet
, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad by the official news agency Xinhua--were arrested while attempting to cross China's border, according to the court.
While the normal expression for 'sister' is ehet
, there also exists the expression et without its being "vulgar" (so Klingenheben, quoted by the author).