Monday, October 22, 2007

The sad story of Guantánamo’s Uyghurs: stranded in Albania

Check out Andy Worthington's update on the Uyghurs....(click on the title) the Chinese Muslims from the Xingxiang province of China. They escaped from China to Afghanistan, were turned over to the U.S. forces for bounty, and held in Guantanamo for years while American officials tried to figure out where to place these innocent men. Settling them in the U.S. would mean admitting we made a mistake so we sent them to the only friend we could convince to take them.... Albania.
As one of the men points out, they are no longer inprisoned but they are still without their families, homes and work.

1 comment:

nbm said...

Not sure they appreciate being called "Chinese" muslims. The one refugee family I know from East Turkestan reacts very negatively to being called Chinese. As they see it, their country has been occupied by China for over half a century.