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Thailand extradites Chinese refugees

BEIJING (AsiaNews): The two Chinese dissidents, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping,  who were arrested in Thailand on suspicion of migrating without documentation, have been repatriated to China and immediately jailed.

The two are members of a Chinese democracy movement and had received refugee status from the United Nations, but the government in Bangkok ignored this and extradited them back to their homeland.

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Aquino blocks Australian off-load

MANILA (UCAN): “There is no agreement,” the president of The Philippines, Noynoy Aquino, told the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Manila on October 27 in regard to an offer of AUD150 million ($825 million) to resettle permanently refugees and asylum seekers currently in Australian cold storage on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the tiny island state of Nauru.

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