Guantanamo’s Final Three Uighur Prisoners Released

    January 1, 2014
    Tina Volpe
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Guantanamo Bay – made famous for its horrific treatment of prisoners on behalf of the U.S. against its war on terror.

Gitmo – the nickname given to this military prison, is located in southeastern Cuba, on the coast of Guantánamo Bay. The U.S. leases the property from Cuba, which subsequently gives the U.S. access to detainees that were not covered under the U.S. Constitution – meaning they could be denied protection, and the U.S. could gain information using unsavory methods.

Gitmo is famous for its ‘waterboarding‘ techniques – a form of torture not allowed in the U.S. – in an effort to extract information from its detainees – and uncover terrorist threats and to access information leading to the location and arrest of to top U.S. enemies.

The United States has transferred three Uighur Muslim detainees to Slovakia from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said Tuesday. They were the last members of the ethnic minority from China to be held at the military prison.

Yusef Abbas, 33, Saidullah Khalik, 37, and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, 39, have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay, to Slovakia where they are “voluntarily resettling,” officials said Tuesday. This trio was detained for over a decade, even though they had been cleared of any connection to al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

The Slovakian government said the men it accepted had “never been suspected nor accused of terrorism,” the BBC reported.

“The United States is grateful to the government of Slovakia for this humanitarian gesture and its willingness to support U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,” the Defense Department said in a statement. “The United States coordinated with the government of Slovakia to ensure the transfer took place in accordance with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.”

The Pentagon described the transfer as a “significant milestone.” In this milestone – is Obama’s promise to close this torture chamber – and eight other prisoners have been moved since August.

Unfortunately, 155 prisoners still remain at Guantanamo Bay.

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  • Wow

    Yep. The Chinese by the way want to massacre the Uighur people. Here is how they became “terrorists”. The Chinese government wasn’t going to go along with the war on terror. In fact, the Chinese actually believe America did 9/11. To overcome this hurdle, the United States promised the Chinese government that they would classify the Uighurs as terrorists if they would sign off on America’s plans after 9/11 happened. This freed the Chinese to do whatever they wanted to those people. That ladies and gentlemen is how China became a member of the “coalition of the willing”. Those people aren’t terrorists. Not even close. If anything, we should be defending those people against the Chinese.

    By the way, torture doesn’t work. People will tell you anything when they are being tortured. Why in the world would you tell anyone the truth when you are being tortured? A) you are helping the people that are torturing you and B)you are still going to be in an American prison for life and really death is better than being in a 6′ by 8′ room with no chance for freedom and C) the reality is that anyone who is willing to torture you is willing to kill you.

    9/11 is a lie anyway. Go ahead and believe a plane hit the towers, exploded, was hot enough to cause steel to melt, but a paper passport belonging to one of the terrorists survived, was found in all the rubble, and was given to the FBI. Do two things. Go see if jet fuel melts steel girders and go see if passports will survive a jet fuel fire. Go test this out on your own. You will see how ludicrous the whole situation really is.

    Then go further and believe that “office fires” in building 7 caused the 47 story building to collapse into its own footprint. If that was the case, every building in America would have to be rebuilt. Every construction and building code would have to be rewritten.

    Go look at any building that just collapses. It doesn’t cause steel girders to fly through the air and embed themselves in buildings that are 5 city blocks away and buildings that collapse don’t cause 1400 cars to spontaneously melt. Oh, yeah, the ground does not swallow up a large jetliner like it did in Shanksville. Lastly, the Pentagon and every building for miles around the Pentagon are covered in Cameras. We should have at least 1 picture or 1 video of a plane hitting the Pentagon.

    It is all bullshit America. Sorry if you are too afraid to realize that. It was just an excuse to go to war. People and governments profit from war. It is that simple.