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Ghana Vetoes Transfer of Yemeni Ex-Inmates to US

Ghanaian foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Ghanaian foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor
Accra, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Ghanaian authorities ruled out an eventual deportation to the United States of two ex-prisoners at the Guantanamo from Yemen, after granting them refugee status in the African nation.
The government can not deport them until they explore routes mutually accepted with other countries and refugees. If we do not get them to consent, we can not send them to pack, told stated the Ghanaian foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor to reporters.

The former prisoners were sent to Ghana in January 2016 for an initial period of two years, after spending more than a decade on suspicion of terrorism in the Guantánamo base prison, operated by the United States in territory illegally occupied in the eastern part of Cuba.

According to experts, the United States has no longer the shared responsibility of making sure that the suspects do not represent any danger, but members of the opposition believe that it may have pressured Ghana to sport them.

The Yemeni Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby have been living in the Ghanaian capital since they arrived.

None of them was tried or convicted in Guantánamo, nor have they been accused of any crime since their arrival in Ghana, according to the authorities.

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Last modified onThursday, 25 January 2018 13:51
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