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  • Incident Reports | 30 April, 2010 (09:33)

    Canadian Journalist Reprimanded for Coverage of Jailed Citizen

    Geoffrey York, correspondent for Canada’s Globe and Mail, was called into the Foreign Ministry to be reprimanded over his coverage of the case of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen and ethnic Uyghur who was recently found guilty of “splittism” and membership in terrorist organizations by a Xinjiang court.

    The ministry official expressed dissatisfaction that York and his coverage had raised questions about the case and about the fairness of the Chinese legal system. The official also expressed displeasure with a 63-word article about the plight of Tibetans, Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities.