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Turkistan Group 'Commander' Warns Against Extraditing Turkistanis to China

(East Turkistan Islamic Party )
The East Turkistan Islamic Party released a video statement by "Commander Abdullah Mansour."

In the video, which was released in Uighur language, Mansour warned governments against arresting and extraditing Turkistanis to China.

His warning comes following Pakistani media reports suggesting that nine members of the East Turkistan Islamic Party had been arrested and handed over to China. Mansour dismissed the report and threatened that the party would retaliate against any government that arrests party members.

Abdullah Mansour is the same commander who declared war on China in a video tape released last August. He then warned that the group would be targeting the Olympic Games in Beijing, and asked Muslims not to go to the games.