GREG'S LEGACY

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It is not our problem

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The US president-elect has promised to close Guantánamo Bay within two
years and it was reported last week that America is asking as many as
100 countries to take some of the released suspects.

It seems farcical for the United States of America to ask over 100 countries to take Guantanamo inmates.  When we wanted our own David Hicks returned, America refused Australia’s request.

The inmates should be repatriated to their countries of origin.  The only exceptions are where such inmates may be persecuted.

Further reading:

Rudd should reject Guantanamo inmates: Turnbull
Ex-Gitmo inmates will be assessed: govt
Guantanamo intake ‘unacceptable’
Guantanamo inmates may be moved to UK
Britain seeks EU agreement on Guantánamo inmates
UK urges Europe to take Guantanamo inmates

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Written by Greg Naylor

2 January 2009 at 12:04 pm

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  1. This is really sickening. Any that can’t be repatriated to their country of origin (with compensation) should be granted asylum in the United States.

    And being held for years without charge, I’d be suing.

    Kieran Bennett

    2 January 2009 at 3:45 pm

  2. I too believe that this whole Guantanamo episode should be remembered in years to come as a very dark time in the American judicial system. As for the Australian government even contemplating being involved in any way, has Kev gone mad?

    jr

    2 January 2009 at 6:06 pm

  3. Thankfully the Aust Govet has said “no” (for now). The US has got a real cheek expecting other countries to take people that they won’t.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    3 January 2009 at 11:11 pm


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