guantanamo bay

After Guantanamo, Uyghur Cooks Pizza in Albania

Abu Bakker Qassim, an ethnic Uyghur, spent four-and-a-half years as a detainee at Guantanamo Bay. A BBC report from last summer tells the story of Qassim’s flee from China, and how he ended up in U.S. custody: It is an...

Justices Decline to Hear Appeal From Chinese Detainees

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from five Uighurs who have been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center but not allowed to settle in the U.S. From the New York Times: The prisoners, from the...

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case of Uighur Detainees

A Supreme Court case originally planned for April to decide the fate of the remaining Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay will not take place. From the New York Times: The seven, captured in Afghanistan in 2001, have been...

High Court Weighing Dismissal of Uighurs’ Case

From the Washington Post: The Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration and lawyers for Chinese Muslims at Guantanamo Bay to explain how Switzerland’s decision to resettle two detainees affects a pending high court...

Switzerland to Resettle Uighur Brothers from Guantanamo

Switzerland has agreed to accept two Uighur brothers who have been held in legal limbo in the Guantanamo Bay detention center since 2002. From the Washington Post: In accepting the brothers, the Swiss government resisted...

Uighur Detainees Face Culture Shock in Palau

The Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay who were recently released to the Pacific island nation of Palau will likely have a difficult time adjusting, VOA reports: “I think their primary concern is their legal status in Palau and...

Muslim Ex-Gitmo Detainees Face Challenges in Palau

From the Associated Press: Six former Guantanamo Bay detainees brought to Palau for resettlement have received a warm official welcome, but a plan to deport Bangladeshi workers could halve this Pacific Island nation’s...

Justices to Decide if Detainees Can Be Released Into U.S.

The New York Times reports on the Uighurs detainees at Guantanamo Bay, whose fate has still not yet been determined: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether federal courts have the power to order prisoners held at...

China warns Germany Against Taking Uighur Gitmo Detainees

From The Local (Germany): China has warned the German government against accommodating Chinese Uighur Guantanamo Bay prisoners, saying they should face justice in their own country…The prisoners, who belong to the...

Were Chinese Agents At Gitmo?

The Congressional Quarterly reports on members of Congress who are asking the Pentagon for more details about the role of Chinese government agents in interrogating Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay: Jay Alan Liotta, principal...

Chinese Muslims Trigger Public Backlash in Palau

Some Palau inhabitants are upset with their government’s decision to take the Guantanamo Uighur detainees: Palau President Johnson Toribiong explained his decision to grant the Uighurs entry as traditional hospitality, but...

Bermuda Takes Guantanamo Uighurs; Chinese Government Protests

Bermuda has accepted four of the Uighurs imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay shortly after former U.S. territory Palau agreed to take all 17.  From BBC: Four Chinese Muslim Uighurs have been released from the US detention centre at...

Palau to Take Chinese Guantánamo Detainees

The fate of the Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay has finally been decided. From the New York Times: The United States has won an agreement to transfer up to 17 Chinese Muslims from the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to...

China Lashes out over Gitmo Prisoner Request

China is pressuring the Australian government not to resettle 10 Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay.  Steve Holland reports for Radio Australia, via ABC News: The Australian Government is facing a diplomatic quandary after China...

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