China deports 20 foreigners for watching ‘terrorist’ videos

China has deported 20 foreigners from Britain, South Africa and India for watching video clips that advocated terrorism and religious extremism, the official state media reported, while two of the tourists reportedly blamed their detentions on a documentary about Genghis Khan. Xinhua News Agency said late Saturday that the foreigners watched an unspecified documentary in a hotel room and later some of them watched

video clips that advocated terrorism. Police also found similar clips on a cellphone belonging to one of the South Africans, Xinhua said. It cited the foreign affairs office of Ordos city in China’s Inner Mongolia region, where police had stopped the 10 South Africans, 9 Britons and one Indian on July 10 as they were going to fly to Xi’an, home of the terracotta warriors and their next stop on a 47-day tour of the country. The British Embassy had said the group included nine Britons and two with dual British-South African nationalities.

via ynetnews.com

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