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Swiss Take Two Guantanamo Uighurs, Solve Obama's Problem

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Obama is fortunate to have such kind allies, but he himself is the loser, the longer he refuses to tackle those who insist, in the face of overwhelming evidence, that everyone who was held at Guantánamo was a "terrorist."

Justice at Last? Guantanamo Uighurs Ask Supreme Court for Release Into U.S.

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In briefs, the battle lines have been drawn. On the one hand is the government, endorsing Bush-era policies. And for the Uighurs, there is a Boston-based attorney and his team.

Judge Orders Release from Guantanamo of Unwilling Yemeni Recruit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The administration's reluctance to release Yemenis is based on the fear that detainees who were actually harmless in 2002 may have since actually been radicalized by their stay at Guantanamo.

Who Are the Six Uighurs Released From Guantanamo to Palau?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I am drawing together here the stories of six men who, nearly eight years after their wrongful and mistaken capture, are finally free from Guantánamo, even if an uncertain future awaits them.

A Plea to Barack Obama from the Guantanamo Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Four months ago, 17 unjustly detained prisoners wrote a letter to Obama asking for their release. The government censors have only just cleared it and I have reprinted it here.

Why Palestinians Were So Quick To Reject Netanyahu's Speech

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Imagine if in the past fifteen years you have been allowed all the trappings of a state. Since 1996 you have been allowed to field an Olympic team. That you have an elected parliament and an elected president.

Who Are the Four Guantanamo Uighurs Sent to Bermuda?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Uighurs should never have been held at all; the Pentagon was only interested in them because of the intelligence they might have provided about the activities of the Chinese government.

From Guantanamo to the South Pacific: Is This a Joke?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Could there be an answer to the Obama administration's Uighur problem?

Free The Guantanamo Uighurs!

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama needs to find the courage to resist the shrill opportunism of some of his least principled colleagues, and to order the Uighurs' release into the United States.

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

A Letter to Barack Obama from a Guantanamo Uighur

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Mr. President, seventeen of my brothers remain in Guantánamo today. It is three years since I left the prison, and still they are there. Please end their suffering soon.

Bad News, Good News For The Guantanamo Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

First, the good news. Adel Abdul Hakim, one of five Uighurs (Muslims from China's oppressed Xinjiang province), who was released from Guantánamo in M...

How Cooking For The Taliban Gets You Life In Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Those of us who prefer justice to arbitrary and unaccountable detention without charge or trial were delighted when, last week, Barack Obama fulfilled...

How Guantanamo Can Be Closed: More Advice for Barack Obama

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Several prominent human rights and legal organizations launched a campaign in Berlin on November 10, aimed at persuading European countries to accept cleared prisoners from Guant�namo.

Guantanamo Uyghurs' resettlement prospects skewered by Justice Department lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Guantánamo is full of bleak stories. How could it fail to be, when it is a vast failed experiment, a "terror prison" that contains few terrorists, a ...

From Guantanamo to the United States? Meet the Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

On Tuesday, in an extraordinary and unprecedented ruling in a US District Court, Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that 17 wrongly imprisoned Chinese Muslims...