25 Sep 2009

Palau and US agree on transfer of Uighur detainees to Palau

5:54 am on 25 September 2009

The United States has agreed with Palau to transfer up to 12 of the 13 Uighur Chinese detainees still held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Pacific island.

According to a letter from the U.S. Solicitor General to the U.S. Supreme Court, so far six Uighurs have agreed to go to Palau and the Obama administration hopes two more will agree soon.