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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:50 PM
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Chinese Detainees at U.S. Guantanamo Prison Appeal for Release
Source: Bloomberg

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Seventeen Chinese Uighurs being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asked to be released immediately now that President Barack Obama has ordered the prison camp there closed within a year.

Lawyers for the Uighurs wrote the Justice and Defense Departments seeking the immediate release of their clients to the U.S., a step ordered in October by a federal judge. The Bush administration appealed that decision, while saying it no longer considers the men to be enemy combatants.

The issue for the Obama administration is not whether the Uighurs should be released but rather where they should be released, the lawyers said in their Jan. 23 letter. We urge the government to release the Uighurs immediately to the only place they can be released -- the United States.

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The mens lawyers say they were sold to U.S. forces by bounty hunters. The men are being held in a reduced-security area separate from other prisoners at Guantanamo.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aWf...
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:52 PM
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1. Send them to Pat Buchanan's house..
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:38 PM
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2. Where did they come from? Afganastan? China? Send em back there.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 09:39 PM by IsItJustMe
Edit for spelling.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:59 PM
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3. Why the hell are they there?
Good Lord. What a mess that place is.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:28 AM
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5. How come you don't know ?
nt
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:25 AM
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4. Are they the same ones that refused to be sent back to China upon release ?
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 10:26 AM by ohio2007
We urge the government to release the Uighurs immediately to the only place they can be released -- the United States.



yeah,
China knows water torture
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