China Lashes out over Gitmo Prisoner Request

China is pressuring the Australian government not to resettle 10 Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay.  Steve Holland reports for Radio Australia, via ABC News:

The Australian Government is facing a diplomatic quandary after China publicly opposed a US request for Australia to accept up to 10 Chinese Uighurs detained in Guantanamo Bay.

[…]China has reiterated its stance on those detained in Guantanamo Bay in a statement to Radio Australia.

“The Chinese terrorist suspects held in the Guantanamo Bay are members of the terrorist group East Turkestan Islamic Movement, thus should be handed over to China for proper handling according to law,” the statement said.

June 2, 2009 1:02 PM
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