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Four Guantánamo detainees to reside in Bermuda

The Chinese Muslims, deemed no threat to the US, were released for resettlement and arrived Thursday.

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Four of 17 Chinese Muslims long held at the US terror detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have been released for resettlement in Bermuda.

The four arrived early Thursday after a day of reports that the men, all members of the Uighur ethnic group in western China, might be sent to Palau in the South Pacific.

Resettlement options for the 13 remaining Uighurs at Guantánamo are unclear.

Four Uighurs were accompanied on a charter flight from Guantánamo by two of their lawyers. Upon arrival at 6 a.m., they thanked the government and people of Bermuda.

"Growing up in communism, we always dreamed of living in peace and working in a free society like this one," said Abdul Nasser, in a statement released by his lawyers. "Today you have let freedom ring."

The men have been approved to participate in Bermuda's guest worker program for foreigners. In addition to Mr. Nasser, they were identified as Huzaifa Parhat, Abdul Semet, and Jalal Jalaladin.


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