Sunday, June 03, 2007

Chinese activist denied entry into Japan

TOKYO (AFP) - Famed Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng was denied entry into Japan where he had planned to give a speech to mark the 18th anniversary of the crushing of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests, reports said Sunday

But Kyodo added that organisers of the event said Wei, 57, was refused entry despite previous assurances from Japanese immigration authorities that he could stay in Japan as long as he was on a transit stop even though his travel document was expiring.

Jiji Press quoted an immigration official as saying: "There is nothing wrong with the procedure. It was only an order from above."link

There might have been nothing wrong with procedure, but it was stupid of "above" to have denied the entry.

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