* Why would KRudd’s Ostraya accomodate them when no state in the U.S. will have them?
It is the third request by the US but the first to be made by the new President Barack Obama.
The detainees are 17 Uighurs, who are Muslims from north-western China.
They have been held for seven years at the prison camp, despite being cleared of links to terrorism. (They are not “cleared”- they have simply not been convicted. They are still jihadists../ed)
A Pentagon report in February called for them to be urgently released, but the US Government fears they will face persecution if they return to China.
- Chinese law applies. Its not an Australian problem…
A spokesman for Kevin Rudd says the Government will consider the request on a case-by-case basis.