Skip to comments.Detainee Transfer Announced
Posted on 04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012
Detainee Transfer Announced
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador.
As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these individuals were designated for transfer by unanimous consent among all six agencies on the task force. In accordance with statutory reporting requirements, the administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer these individuals.
The United States coordinated with the government of El Salvador to ensure the transfer took place in accordance with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.
Today, 169 detainees remain at the detention center in Guantanamo.
“2 Uighur Gitmo detainees transferred to El Salvador”
By THOMAS JOSCELYN
April 20, 2012
SNIPPET: “The Department of Defense announced the transfer of two Uighur detainees from Guantanamo to El Salvador yesterday. The two detainees were not named in the DoD’s press release. But according to the New York Times they are Abdul Razak and Ahmed Mohamed.
Twenty-two Uighurs have been held at Guantanamo since the facility was opened in 2002. Prior to the latest transfer, all but five had been transferred abroad. Three remain in detention.
According to leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessments, 19 of 22 Uighur detainees were determined to be “medium” risks who “may pose a threat to the US, its interests and allies.” (Two other Uighur detainees were determined to be “low” risks.)
Abdul Razak was one of those deemed a “medium” risk. JTF-GTMO recommended that Razak be transferred to another country “for continued detention” in February 2004. Subsequently, in August 2005, JTF-GTMO recommended that Razak be transferred to another country “with conditions.”
A further review by the Guantanamo Review Task Force set up by President Obama also found that the remaining Uighur detainees could be transferred abroad, but the US government has had difficulties finding an appropriate country to receive them. Some of the Uighur detainees have also rejected proposed transfers.
Of the 22 Uighur detainees held at Guantanamo, JTF-GTMO deemed only one to be a “high” risk to the US and its allies: Ahmed Mohamed.
In addition, Mohamed was the only one of the Uighur detainees JTF-GTMO recommended the US continue to hold in detention.
The US government determined that Mohamed and his fellow Uighur detainees, including Razak, were members of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), which is affiliated with al Qaeda. The ETIP was previously known as the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and set up rudimentary training facilities in the Tora Bora Mountains of Afghanistan - a known al Qaeda stronghold. The camp was likely financed by al Qaeda, according to leaked and declassified documents prepared at Guantanamo.
The Uighurs were there when the mountains were bombed in late 2001, as America was hunting the most senior al Qaeda leaders. The Uighurs were captured after fleeing into northern Pakistan, transferred to US custody, and then sent to Guantanamo.”
ON THE INTERNET:
"But according to the New York Times they are Abdul Razak and Ahmed Mohamed."
"Abdul Razak was one of those deemed a medium risk."
"Of the 22 Uighur detainees held at Guantanamo, JTF-GTMO deemed only one to be a high risk to the US and its allies: Ahmed Mohamed."
Perhaps Barak bin Hussein abu-Obama alKenyata convinced his comrades that he's pulling out of Afghanistan and they should concentrate on another enemy.
Due to Bush stupidity after 9/11, China was given the latittude to systematically cleanse the Uighurs, and are systemically extracting body parts from Uighur political prisoners just after executiing them.
Uighurs are still forced to pay for the bullet before the CHinese will release the bodies for burial.
After 9/11, GW Bush and all the fools in the US Government acceded to mass ethnic cleansing in western China in a absolutely foolhardy endeavour to “build a coalition” to invade Afghanistan. All short term fluffy optics in the Western hemisphere’s political/media circus, and China has had a free hand to eliminate an entire nation of people for the last decade.