Judge orders release of some Gitmo detainees

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:02 EDT
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NBC’s Pete Williams reported, “For the first time in the six-plus years thaat Guantanamo Bay has been a detainee center for enemy combatants picked up overseas, a federal judge said some of them should be released and released into the U.S.”

MSNBC has more details here.

“The detainees are Muslims from China, an ethnic minority known as Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gerz). The U.S. no longer believes they are enemy combatants, but the Bush Administration is unsure where they should be sent if released. Sending them back to China is not an option, because the U.S. and the Uighurs believe they would be tortured there.”

This video is from MSNBc’s News Live, broadcast October 7, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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