Don`t take Uighurs from Guantanamo: China to Swiss
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Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2010, 21:37
Geneva: China has warned the Swiss government against accepting two Guantanamo inmates as part of President Barack Obama's effort to close the detention centre.

The Chinese government said today the two ethnic Uighurs are terrorist suspects who should face Chinese justice.

Switzerland is hoping to curry favor with the Obama administration after last year's drawn-out dispute over wealthy Americans who hid billions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service in Swiss bank accounts.

The Alpine nation agreed in December to relocate one Uzbek inmate held for over seven years at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in eastern Cuba.

But the Swiss Justice Ministry says it has yet to make a final decision on two Chinese Uighurs.


First Published: Friday, January 08, 2010, 21:37

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