Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chinese to Remain at Guantanamo

Although a group of seventeen Chinese Uighurs were granted release from Guantanamo by a federal judge, the Bush administration is trying their hardest to make sure they stay imprisoned.

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of 17 Chinese Muslims held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The appeals court granted the Bush administration's emergency request for a stay of a federal judge's order that the members of the Uighur ethnic group be released into the United States at the end of this week.

In a sharp rebuke to the Bush administration, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled on Tuesday there was no evidence the detainees, who have been held at Guantanamo for nearly seven years, were "enemy combatants" or a security risk.

He ordered that the prisoners be brought to his courtroom for a hearing on Friday morning, when they would be freed and allowed to live with Uighur families in the area.

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Detaining people for years without evidence and without pressing charges, incredible. Sounds like America is following the motto: "Guilty until proven innocent."

It's no wonder the rest of the world despises America and what it currently stands for.

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