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Last Guantanamo Uighurs reject resettlement in Palau

On Thursday, the five remaining Uighurs detained at Guantanamo again petitioned three federal appeals judges to be released into the United States. The five men have indicated that they do not want to be released to Palau—where six other previously detained Uighurs have already been resettled. The five men were part of a group of  22 Uighurs arrested in 2001 in Afghanistan, and were accused of having Al-Qaeda connections in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The Obama administration has declared that they pose no danger to the United States, but has been yet unable to decide on a place to release them. The government refuses to send them back to China, where they fear they will be tortured.

Read more at the WP and AFP.

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