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Britons & Indian among group of tourists arrested in China for suspected ‘terror videos’

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Published on July 16, 2015 with No Comments

A group of 20 foreign tourists including Britons, South Africans and an Indian national, have been arrested in northern China, according to reports by Britain’s Foreign Office and a South African charity, on suspicion some had ties to a “terror group”.

China has agreed to release 11 of the tourists, but the rest will continue to be held without charge at a detention center in Inner Mongolia, the South African charity, Gift of the Givers Foundation, is reported to have said.
Chinese authorities said some of those arrested had been watching propaganda videos from a banned group in their hotel room, the charity added in its statement.
Five South Africans, three Britons and one Indian national make up the nine being held, it said.”Consular staff have visited the group to provide assistance and we are liaising with Chinese authorities,” a British foreign office spokesman told media.The Chinese foreign ministry and the South African embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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