China

    China has released more than 1,000 people detained after rioting in Tibet in March, state media on Nov. 26 quoted a senior official as saying. "Most of the released rioters had turned themselves in right after the riot," the official Xinhua news agency quoted Zhu Weiqun, a vice minister who handles relations with ethnic minorities and religious groups, as saying. It did not elaborate. Xinhua said he made the comments in an interview with the BBC. Zhu, who said there was no "suppression" in Tibet, added that the suspects "had enjoyed all legitimate rights based on Chinese law," Xinhua paraphrased him as saying. (Reuters)

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