China Demands Albania Return Asylum Seekers – Edward Cody

From the Washington Post (link):

China demanded Tuesday that five Chinese Muslims flown to after release from the special U.S. prison at Guantanamo be turned over to Chinese authorities for prosecution as terrorists.

A Foreign Ministry spokesman, Liu Jianchao, said Albania’s decision to accept the five and consider their application for political asylum on a request from the Bush administration violated U.N. conventions and international law. He said China has lodged formal complaints to the Albanian and U.S. governments over the transfer, which occurred Friday.

See also “5 Chinese terror suspects urged to be repatriated back” from Xinhua (link).

May 9, 2006, 1:18 PM
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