Saturday, August 12, 2006

Comment to a Friend about Chinese Request to Albania to Extradite 5 Uighurs Released from Guantanamo Bay

Evidently all Uighurs are considered by CCP as supporting "terrorism" to some extent. The Chinese authorities will probably claim the "evidence" against them cannot be made public for reasons of national security. But the Chinese Government would surely have provided this evidence to the US investigators at Guantanamo. If there was any basis for the Chinese Government's allegation that these 5 men are terrorists, the Americans would not have released them from custody to "freedom" in Albania. So they have a strong case for UNHCR Convention refugee status on the basis of "fear of political persecution" if repatiated to China.

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