Realistic: “China briefs: Other countries warned not to take Uighur Muslims released from Guantanamo Bay,” from AP, February 6:
BEIJING “” China warned other countries Thursday not to accept Chinese Muslim detainees released from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, reiterating a long-standing demand that they be returned to China.
Three of the 17 ethnic Uighur Muslims in custody have been cleared for release and have asked for political asylum in Canada, lawyers for the men and the nonprofit Uighur Canadian Association said Tuesday.
The U.S. government and human-rights groups say they could be abused and tortured if returned to China. Uighur militants have waged a long-simmering campaign to overthrow Chinese rule.