Emails between Robert X. Goldberg, JoAnn Dolan, Ronald W. Miller and Others re: Powell Says U.S. Won't Send Uyghurs (Uighur) Back to China

This is a series of forwarded emails of a news article from Radio Free Asia (RFA) entitled "Powell Says U.S. Won't Send Uyghurs Back to China." Messages between recipients have been redacted. The comments of the mail recipients is redacted.

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Brunson, Anne C (L-LM)
From: Goldberg, Robert X (EAP/CM) RELEASED IN PART Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 2:33 PM To: Dolan, JoAnn (1.-PM) B5 Subject: . FW: RFA News: POWELL SAYS U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA
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From: Miller, Ronald W(S/WCI)
Sent:.Friday, August 13, 2004 2:26 PM
To: Goldberg, Robert X (EAP/CM)
Subject: RE: RFA News: POWELL SAYS U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA

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From: Goldberg, Robert X (EAP/CM)
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:21 PM
To: Dolan, JoAnn (L-PM); Miller, Ronald W; Camponovo, Christopher N (DRL)
Subject: FW: RFA News: POWELL SAYS U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA
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From: Bailes, Kenneth N
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:01 PM
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Subject: FW: RFA News: POWELL SAYS U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA

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Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 11:48 AM
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Subject: RFA News: POWELL SAYS U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA
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U.S. WON'T SEND UYGHURS BACK TO CHINA
Secretary of State says U.S. would help finance end to North Korean nuclear program

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2004—The United States won't send back to China 22 Chinese-origin

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ethnic Uyghur detainees now held at a U.S. military prison in Cuba, U.S Secretary of State
Colin Powell told Radio Free Asia (RFA). But he added that Washington is still trying to
find a third country to take them in.

"The Uyghurs are a difficult problem, and we are trying to resolve all issues with respect
to all detainees at Guantanamo," Powell said in an interview here Aug. 12. "The Uyghurs
are not going back to China, but finding places for them is not a simple matter. We are

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trying to,p.nd places for them, and, of course, all candidate countries are being looked

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Some 22 ethnic Uyghurs have been held since 2002 at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Amnesty

International alleged in May that a Chinese delegation had taken part in mistreatment of

some of them. U.S. military officials have denied allegations of physical mistreatment

leveled by some released detainees from Britain, but say some "credible" allegations "are

being investigated."

Human rights groups fear the Uyghurs—the Muslim people who constitute a small minority in
China but a majority in China's remote Xinjiang Autonomous Region—could face harassment,
detention, or torture if they are returned the China. All were detained as part of a broad
anti-terror sweep in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United
States.

Powell also said the United States would help bear the cost of dismantling North Korea's
plutonium and highly enriched uranium program, but only if Pyongyang agrees to a "totally

irreversible" dismantling of its declared nuclear arms program.

"I think just as we did with Libya in helping to remove the burden that it had of these
programs, we would certainly help North Korea," Powell said. "It's important to say,
though, it has to be done in the context of something that is totally irreversible, and it
has to be done in the context of the entire program, all aspect's of the program, and it
has to be an acknowledgement of not only the previous programs of plutonium, but the
enriched uranium programs as well."

"So, in that context, and that's the six-party talks, certainly the United States would be
willing to assist with the cost of removal, destruction, and total elimination of the
programs," he said.

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