Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

China Demands Return of Gitmo Detaniees - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

BEIJING, AP – China on Tuesday demanded the return of five Chinese Muslims released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, blasting a U.S. decision to allow them to seek asylum in Albania.

“These suspects should be sent to China as soon as possible,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao.

The United States allowed the five Chinese to go to Albania after concluding they posed no terrorist threat to the United States but might face persecution if they returned to China.

“The act by the United States and Albania strongly violates international law,” Liu said at a news briefing.

Liu claimed that the five Chinese, members of the country’s Uighur minority, are suspected of being members of a group accused of waging a violent separatist campaign in the country’s northwest.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube