Australia Pressed to Take Uighurs

The U.S. has asked Australia to take in six of the Uighurs still held at .  From BBC:

US President Barack Obama has asked the Australian government to accept a group of Chinese Muslim detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

[…]It is the first time Australia has been approached by the Obama administration over the Uighurs. Two requests by the Bush administration were turned down.

[…]The 17 Uighurs held at the prison camp are among a group captured in Afghanistan in 2001, and cleared for release in 2004. Albania took in five of the ethnic Chinese group in 2006 but has been unwilling to take more.


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