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Saturday, September 21, 2002

GTMO detainee's family threatened by details released to [censored] government

Today, a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, will be questioned by a Special Agent, NCIS, and FBI-JTTF. His response recorded will eventually be made available due to NGO's Freedom of Information Act request. He will claim that he is a dissident fighting against his own government's repressive regime, and that information about his family was passed on to this government by the U.S. His story bears strong resemblance to this story, which relates a similar situation. An excerpt is reproduced below (page 3924).
[censored] explained that he has been interviewed approximately six (6) times since he has been in U.S. custody. Three times by U.S. personnel (people in uniform), a few times by U.S. civilians, and one time by [censored]. [censored] informed that prior to the [censored] visit, the U.S. interrogators told him the information he provided would not be provided to [censored] government, his picture would not be provided and no information about him or his family would be provided to the government [censored]

... [censored] explained that since the delegation visit, some of the [censored] have been mistreated by the guards at the detention facility. [censored] stated, "it's unbelievable, this is a U.S. prison, in the U.S., and [censored approx. 11 letters] government is able to come here and do anything they want. It makes me wonder who's running this prison."

[censored] informed that he does not belong to any extremist group(s) or party and he has never harbored any ill feelings towards the U.S. [censored] explained that his "fight" has always been with [censored] government and their treatment towards [censored] [censored] claims to be from [censored] and the natives just want their own land and freedom. [censored] stated [censored] government labels all [censored] (or people from [censored] as terrorists.

[censored] explained that he would not provide information related to his family because he fears the information would be provided to [censored] government and his family's safety, if not already, would be threatened.

Considering this story and the story here, I propose that the detainees may be Uyghurs, and the government that the detainee is fearful of is the Chinese Government.

Update: In several years time, on 24 August 2005, the Washington Post will do a story on the Uyghurs, verifying that their details were released to the Chinese government, and noting that the US is now uncertain as to where to send them.


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