Originally published by AFP, 14 June 2010
By Bernadette Carreon
KOROR — A group of former Guantanamo detainees from a Chinese Muslim ethnic minority have pleaded for a permanent home seven months after being given temporary refuge in the Pacific nation of Palau.
“We are asking President Johnson Toribiong to help us leave Palau. Help us, we need to go out, we hope he will help us,” said Adel Noori, one of the six Uighur men from China’s remote northwestern region of Xinjiang.
They were transferred to Koror, the capital of the tropical island group, from the US prison in November but there is no Uighur community in Palau and the men — some of whom have married — are keen to move to Australia.Read More →