China urges U.S. to repatriate suspected Chinese terrorists 2008-10-07 18:43:25   Print

    BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China hopes the United States will repatriate suspected Chinese terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible, the Foreign Ministry said here on Tuesday.

    Spokesman Qin Gang made the remark when asked by a journalist to comment on the United States holding a hearing on releasing some suspected Uygur Chinese terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay.

    He said those suspected Chinese terrorists have been included in the United Nations Security Council's list of members of relevant terrorist organizations, such as the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), and should be handed over to China to deal with in accordance with the law.

    "China has repeatedly demanded the United States to repatriate the Chinese terrorists being held in Guantanamo Bay. We hope the U.S. side can look seriously at China's position and repatriate the above-mentioned people as soon as possible."

    Qin added terrorism is a common threat to the whole world and it's the responsibility of all countries to strike out terrorism. "Double standards must not be adopted in this regard."

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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