Thursday, June 11, 2009

Four of the Uighurs Released in Bermuda

Just yesterday I blogged about a report that American officials were attempting to resettle the 17 Uighur detainees who have been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2001 in Palau, in the South Pacific. Well, it looks like four of them have been resettled a little closer to home:

Four Guantanamo Bay detainees have been released and resettled in Bermuda, U.S. officials said Thursday.

The four are part of a group of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been in legal limbo at the military detention center in Cuba.

Abdul Nasser, one of the four detainees who landed in Bermuda early Thursday morning, issued a statement through his lawyers, saying: ''Growing up under communism we always dreamed of living in peace and working in free society like this one. Today you have let freedom ring.''

Why four and not all of them? And is the plan still to resettle the rest in Palau? No clue yet. However, somebody should probably tell Ed Morissey to scratch Bermuda off the list of future vacation spots.

1 comment:

marco modem wifi said...

yes...that is strange. why four and not all of them? that is a good question. i hope that all of them receave their right.