The Pacific state of Palau has agreed to take in 17 Gitmo detainees.
Wired PR News – A remote island nation on the Pacific has agreed to resettle detainees from Guantanamo Bay. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the nation of Palau has agreed to take in up to 17 Chinese Muslim detainees currently being held in the Cuba based facility.
Palau President Johnson Toribiong is quoted in the report as stating of agreeing to the request by the United States in a statement to the AP, “Palau’s accommodation to accept the temporary resettlement of these detainees is a humanitarian gesture intended to help them be freed of any further unnecessary incarceration and to restart their lives in as normal a fashion as possible.”
As noted by the AP, the United States would not send the Uigur detainees to their homeland China due to fears of their torture or execution attributed to ongoing conflicts.