Archive for August 12th, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

South Korea deports Falun Gong Asylum Seekers

South Korea has sent two Falun Gong members back to China after they had their applications for political asylum turned down, reports the BBC.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

“Xinjiang is a Happy Home”

Xinhua published letters which had been “made public on Monday” (Monday, August 3 – that’s when the Chinese newsagency itself published them), written by Rebiya Kadeer‘s son Kahar, her daughter Roxingul, and other relatives.

They blamed her for organizing the riot in Urumqi on July 5 and apologized to the victims in two separate letters dated July 24.

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Stockholm Syndrome is a popular (sometimes too popular) term for hostage stress. The concept is contested. But it came to my mind when reading the letters as quoted by Xinhua.

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