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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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