Pacific island of Palau to confirm the temporary placement of inmates 17 East Turkistan
“East Turkistan” terrorists in Afghanistan, “base” training organization, and then sneak into the country engaged in terrorist activities The photo shows the Afghan government soldiers captured the “base” organization.
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newspaper reporter Tan Furong newspaper correspondent He Yan
Palau will receive 17 Guantanamo” East Turkistan ” After the news of prisoners, the unknown Pacific island suddenly became international media attention. 11, the Palau Office of the President replies, “Global Times”, further confirmed the “temporary shelters” the “East Turkistan” prisoner’s message. However, the 11th night Beijing time, the U.S. Justice Department suddenly announced that the U.S. has one of the four “East Turkistan” prisoners sent to the Caribbean, Bermuda.
“Global Times” reporter 10 call Palau Office of the President, want to Palau to accept the “East Turkistan” prisoners to confirm the news. 11-day reply, Palau Office of the President did not directly answer a reporter’s question, but replied to an article on the U.S. delegation met with President of Palau, and agreed to receive the “East Turkistan” official press release of prisoners and the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary wrote request letter to Palau.
marked release time for the June 6 press release shows that Palau President Johnson on June 4, local time, met a U.S. government delegation, and talked about shutting down the U.S. Guantanamo prison problems. Johnson with the Palau government ministers, congressional leaders and other officials decided, after consultation, on behalf of the United States Government agreed to the request to temporarily receive the placement of 17 detainees at Guantanamo are the “East Turkistan” prisoners, providing them with accommodation.
President Johnson’s press release quoted as saying: “I am honored and very proud, Palau, United States hopes to help complete a major task as the best of our allies and friends have done everything to Palau thanks, this is just a small thing. “final press release said, Johnson has authorized Prime Minister, Minister of Health and Palau public university presidents, who look to the Guantanamo prisoners and confirm the status of the local situation, and then to report to him.
at the time of inscription on June 5 of a submission by the U.S. Embassy in Palau Palau President Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to Johnson, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with U.S. special envoy to thank Johnson and The delegation led. Clinton said the United States par excellent bilateral relations, and human rights values ??have the same philosophy, so the United States believe that Palau may be able to actively consider the U.S. to help resolve the resettlement of Guantanamo prisoner’s request. She wrote: “the success of resettlement will deepen the already strong and special relationship between the United States Pa, and can help the United States to address global concerns regarding the closure of Guantanamo prison.”
another 11, according to Agence France-Presse reported for the United States will provide $ 200 million Palau development assistance as a “reward” message, Johnson again said that his country out of “humanitarian gesture” to make a decision, nothing to do with U.S. assistance.
17 in the outside world that the “East Turkistan” elements will all be relocated to Palau when he suddenly came the four “East Turkistan” prisoners have been sent to the Bermuda news. According to AFP, U.S. Department of Justice announced the same day, according to the U.S. agreement with the Government of Bermuda, the four “East Turkistan” was 11 prisoners to leave Guantanamo. U.S. Attorney General Holder said: “To help the president achieve the goal of close Guantanamo, to ensure they are sent to Bermuda to more U.S. security.” He also said: “We are very grateful to the Bermuda Government for the successful placement of the four were given to help. “
Agence France-Presse said, this is the first since 2006 to be released” East Turkistan “prisoners, the United States in 2006 was the release of five” Eastern Turkistan “prisoners, sent them to Albania. Bermuda is located in the western North Atlantic from the United States, South Carolina 917 km, is a British overseas territory of autonomy. British Broadcasting Corporation said the remaining 13 “East Turkistan” is waiting sent to Palau.
It is understood that the 17 “East Turkistan” is a U.S. prisoner of war in 2001, captured in Afghanistan, because of their terrorists identified in China, China has asked the U.S. to extradite them to China, but the United States but the “fear of persecution that they” refused. China anti-terrorism experts had previously said the United States “on their own harmless” harmful to China’s release on grounds of terrorists, the United States reflects the two sides in the war on terror.
11, Chinese Foreign Ministry will once again ask the United States 17 ‘East Turkistan’ extradited to China. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said China demands the U.S. side to fulfill the UN Security Council resolutions and international anti-terrorism obligations, to stop the transfer of terror suspects to any third country, as soon as possible to repatriate them to China. China is also opposed to any third country receiving these terror suspects.