Don`t take Uighurs from Guantanamo: China to Swiss

Last Updated: Friday, January 8, 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.


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First Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 21:37

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