Friday, May 05, 2006

Albania takes Guantanamo Uighurs

Albania takes Guantanamo Uighurs
Five Chinese Muslim men have been released from the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay and flown to Albania for resettlement, the US says.
US officials had concluded the ethnic Uighers represented no danger but did not want to return them to China for fear they would face persecution.

Uighurs are seeking a homeland in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang.

The US State Department called Albania's offer to resettle the men, "an important humanitarian gesture".

The five men were among around 20 Chinese Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, along with some 470 other inmates.

'Incredible news'

Two of the men, Abu Bakker Qassim and A'del Abdu al-Hakim, had taken their bid for freedom all the way to the US Supreme Court.

They had been forced to remain in the camp even though the US military determined a year ago they were not "enemy combatants" as had been thought when they were captured in Pakistan in 2001.

Ethnically Turkic Muslims, mainly in Xinjiang
Made bid for independent state in 1940s
Sporadic violence in Xinjiang since 1991
Uighurs worried about Chinese immigration and erosion of traditional culture
The Bush administration did not want to admit them to the US, and was seeking another country to take them.

Their case was due to be heard again at a lower court on Monday.

The move to Albania meant the US government could, "avoid having to answer in court for keeping innocent men in jail," lawyer Barbara Olshansky said.

The Uighur-American Association called the men's release "incredible news".

"It's all been very sudden and unexpected, but we understand that all five men are healthy and happy to be free, if a little bewildered by events," Nury Turkel, the association's president, said.

China has insisted that its nationals held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of terrorism should be returned.

Beijing has frequently cracked down on Uighur dissidents.

It accuses Uighur militants of waging a bombing and assassination campaign, and receiving training at al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan.


Kristian said...

Lets see here:

We've taken in Jews, we've taken Africans when no one would, and now we're taking in Chinese folks.

How many Balkan countries have done that?

Kristian said...

Non residents from afar that is!

Chris Blaku said...

We admit foreigners and those seeking refuge, whereas our neighbors are notorious for expelling those with even the slightest deviation of their beliefs. So the question persists, why are our multi-ethnic motives constantly questioned?

shqptr0 said...

It's just another display of albania's nose going deeper into the U.S.'s ass, till kosovo gets it's independence. Who are they trying to fool?

Anonymous said...

The U.A. (United Albanian States), the U.S. and the U.K. forever!!!!



Go Albanian go!

Anonymous said...

You do know why they weren't sent to Scum Manifest right?? HAHA, they would be hanged, massacre, and bombs would have been thrown at them (like in Vojvodina).

LONG Live SHQIPE (2 headed EAGLE)!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sure, albania is a mecca...where muslim extremists can hide out.

Anonymous said... the albanian lackeys take america's human excrement? The US knows where to dump such muslim scum....

shqptr0 said...

The 2-headed albanian eagle? What a joke. You mean the two-faced ass licking albanian vulture.

The U.S. says to the albo musi's take our trash and suck our pricks, and the albo's say how long and how fast. That is the proud albania and kosovo bird I see.

Anonymous said...

Look who is talking cum-suck. I noticed your name is suppose to mean Shqiptar (Albanian). Too bad go find your own identity, heck go kill yourself. Just so you know in Hague called they want to speak to you.


RROFT Shqiponja

Chris Blaku said...

Shqptr0, you need a hug and some counseling.

Balkan Update said...

Please don't honor low-lives with a response. Let them wonder in their cyberspace. This is not a competition for the worst trash talker.

shqptr0 said...

Don't worry, these shitpars get no honor from me, balkan update. They are flying high on the opiate, "possible independence". albanians', shitpar or muslim, have always been the bottom feeders of Europe, I do not see that changing. If the U.S. did not offer them their dicks, who's would they be sucking? Probably their old friends, al-qaeda.

Balkan Update said...

I was acctually talking about you.Can't you tell who is the low life in this forum?

Anonymous said...

Call the police and suck my dick. Fucking Albo shiptari dumb asses, if you could do anything without swallowing a load of semon perhaps the world would respect you as a nation, but all you are and ever will be is a pile of ass raped turk mutts. You did the same to turkey by sucking on their cock and embracing their religion. You people have no respect or pride, only know how to bend over to the newest power. Yeah, keep it up oh proud people of the recieving end of an ass ramming ahaha

Anonymous said...

So you who stand for a higher ideal is just the same you hypocrit. Admit you are here to try and befriend the Albo's while behind their back you stick it in their ass, and when they find out, they like it so much they come back for more...

Konaction said...

Hey, wannabe shqipe ...

Chill man, why do you have to come here and suck facts, unfotunately not dicks!

"they're being sucked by k serbs" - It's just a low level joke! :P

Just some interesting facts I'd like to remind allmighty serbs that work in different frequencies with rest of the world.. just like Iran's improving now... I'm so glad, very glad that my generation will be the last one that can speak Serbian language.. I'm so happy when I see all those new english speaking generations that don't even know "hi" in serbian :)
Another thing with me and almost every one who's born before 1983 is that we speak languages of all the region..
If a serbs, croat, macedonian, bosnian or newly blackmountain tries to speak to their friends about something it is US who will understand them .. that's a great advantage we have.. so serbs beware what's you talkin' about :)

Love you're way of thinking - and that's it! :)

Regards to the most Nazionalistic Nation on the world! Double N :P

Anonymous said...

most of the serbians are hypocrits. They support genocide

Anonymous said...

Most of the Shiptaris are Faggots the support dicks in their ass...

Anonymous said...

Haha, good response. The funny thing is, that you can say all you want about Serbia, it is still more economically developed than Albania and has a lot more potential. So id watch what you say, because the way things are heading now for Kosovo's economy, Serbia's is looking much better. That is, if your economy survives at all in the upcoming years...