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China Pressured Costa Rica to Withdraw Asylum Bid

Cu, 01/10/2014 - 10:16 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Photo Courtesy of Andy Worthington from a rally in Washington, DC

Three Chinese men unlawfully detained by the United States at the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp in the island of Cuba were recently cleared for release to the Slovak Republic in Central Europe. At one point, however, these Muslims were ready to start a new life in Costa Rica, at least until the People’s Republic of China (PRC) got in the way.

China voices anger over release of Uighur Guantanamo trio

Per, 01/02/2014 - 12:28 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Huzaifa, Abdullah, Khalil and Salahidin, four previously released Uyghurs in Bermuda in 2009 (Photo: William Farrington)

BEIJING: China voiced anger on Thursday over the transfer of three Uighurs from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay to Slovakia, branding them "terrorists" who will pose a threat to their new home. The trio were freed earlier this week as part of Washington's efforts to close the jail, and were the last of 22 Uighurs to be held in the prison, with the others being resettled in six countries including Albania, Bermuda, El Salvador, Palau, and Switzerland. Beijing had previously protested about the release of the men, who it says have links with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which the United Nations lists as a terrorist group and which China accuses of having separatist aims in Xinjiang.

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