Friday, December 7, 2007

Four British Residents To Be Released From Guantanamo (Updated)

Four of the five British residents held by the US at Guantanamo Bay are to be released, the BBC has learned.
The British Government requested the release of all five men in August after previously refusing to intervene as they were not British citizens.
Jamil el-Banna, Omar Deghayes and Abdenour Samuer will come back to the UK, while Shaker Abdur-Raheem Aamer will return to his native Saudi Arabia.
(click on the title for more information from the BBC)

But my question is ... if the request was made in August why are they still there?

update: Of the four men being released only one, Jamil El Banna, was actually on the list as being cleared for transfer.

1 comment:

Dazey said...

Shaker Aamer isn't going to be released, thanks to our illustrious government. I have been trying to find out why.

Also, yes, it's a sad fact that no one questions why these men were held for all this time. It's a sad fact that enough of us don't DEMAND to know. A lot of people in all "camps" seem to have dehumanized these men. The media did their job well, did they not? :-(