Japan mulls over fate of pro-China activists after landing
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan was Thursday considering what to do with 14 people it arrested after pro-China activists landed on a disputed island, as Beijing angrily demanded their immediate release.
Five of the activists, who were arrested on the island, were in the Okinawan capital Naha where they would face questioning, police said. The other nine detained at sea were set to arrive later in the day.
"They were already taken to Naha city (in Okinawa), and questioning will start today at separate police stations," a local police officer told AFP, referring to those arrested on land.
Journalists from Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV were among the nine who were arrested at sea as their boat prepared to move away from the island.