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.