In releasing the final three Gitmo Uighurs, the Obama Administration closed a grim chapter in the protracted detention of people who were never even suspected of involvement with either the Taliban or al-Qaeda.
Held for well over a decade, they’ve been ordered released for many years, and it was only now that they finally got around to finding places to send the last of them, China is none too happy.
The three were sent to Slovakia, and China is calling on the Slovak government to immediately send them on to China. Much of the delay of the release of the Uighurs was because they face persecution in China, and such a transfer is obviously not going to happen.
Though China has insisted the Uighurs “threaten the security of the country that receives them,” there has been no incident of Uighur secessionist attacks inside Slovakia, nor anywhere in the region.
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