Originally published by: Reuters, 25 March, 2010 by Huang Yan and Ben Blanchard
BEIJING (Reuters) – China expressed its anger and strong opposition on Thursday after the United States transferred two Chinese Uighur brothers, who were being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, to Switzerland.
The U.S. Justice Department made the announcement on Wednesday.
Beijing has in the past demanded that Uighurs held at Guantanamo be returned to China. The U.S. government has said it could not do so because they would face persecution, and has searched for months for countries willing to accept them.Continue Reading →