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So I guess the island of Palau isn’t taking all 17 Uighurs after all. The Justice Department today announced that four of them were actually sent to Bermuda

Jul 31, 2020
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So I guess the island of Palau isn’t taking all 17 Uighurs after all. The Justice Department today announcedthat four of them were actually sent to Bermuda instead.
Less than a month ago these Chinese Muslim prisoners were thesubject of intense debatein Congress and had no place to go, as Republicans vehemently opposedtheir release into the United States. Now, the Obama administration has apparently located two island paradises willing to take them.
“By helping accomplish the president’s objective of closing Guantanamo, the transfer of these detainees will make America safer,” said Attorney General Eric Holderin a statement today. “We are extremely grateful to the government of Bermuda.”
The Uighur prisoners have all been cleared for release for more than three years, after the government determined that none of them were “enemy combatants” as it had initially charged.
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