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Unregistered
17-06-09, 10:22
Salam Roshan Abbas xanim,

Aldi bilen qiliwatqan ishliringizgha kop rehmet eytimen.

Bermudadiki kishiler namayish qilip u yerge yengidin kelgen Uyghur qerindashlirimizdin ensirewatqan moshundaq peyitte (http://www.royalgazette.com/siftology.royalgazette/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7d968b730030000&sectionId=60 gha qarang) u tot qerindishimizning bayanat elan qilip kishilerning ozliridin qorqmisimu bolidighanliqi, ozlirining bu dolette tinch yashash we bundin keyin bir kishilik hesse qoshush ... qa teyyar ikenliki digendek menide bayanat elan qilishi zorurdek qilidu.

Mumkin bolsa, siz u 4 qerindishimizni birer TV istansisi yaki Gezitxana muxbirliri bilen bayanat elan qilishqa teshkillep bu "jidel" ni besiqturushqa tiriship korsingiz...

Hormet bilen,

Bir Uyghur

Unregistered
17-06-09, 11:20
Bu namaish Uyghurlargha qarshi namaish emes, belki Bermudi hokimiti Bermudiliq xelqning pikirini almidi digen namaish. U xexler dimokratsiyini biz Uyghurlardin yaxshi bulidiken. Bundagh ishqa Uyghurlarning ozini aqlash zorurliki yoq hem Uyghur balilar ozige almisa bolidu. "Uyghurlar qalsun Mr. Brown chushsun" deptu. Chunendingizmu?

Biz xextimu mushundagh dimokratlik ang bolushimiz kerek, shundagh qilghanda ozimizning aboroyini kotireleymiz we ozimizning hoqoqigha ige bolalaymiz.

Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:01
Bu namaish Uyghurlargha qarshi namaish emes, belki Bermudi hokimiti Bermudiliq xelqning pikirini almidi digen namaish. U xexler dimokratsiyini biz Uyghurlardin yaxshi bulidiken. Bundagh ishqa Uyghurlarning ozini aqlash zorurliki yoq hem Uyghur balilar ozige almisa bolidu. "Uyghurlar qalsun Mr. Brown chushsun" deptu. Chunendingizmu?

Biz xextimu mushundagh dimokratlik ang bolushimiz kerek, shundagh qilghanda ozimizning aboroyini kotireleymiz we ozimizning hoqoqigha ige bolalaymiz.

Kop yahshi boptu, tehi hazir namazshamni oqup kirip bu herwerni oqup kop hosh boldum, chunki Atam kormigen, Anam kormigen Bermuda sheytan uchbulungi deydighan kichikkine yurtlardiki heqler cheghida biz Uyghur millitining dawasini dunyagha tonutup beriwatidu, bu yahshi ish.

Bu tot milli qehirmanlirimizdin Allah razi bolsun,Roshen Abbas hanimdin Allah razi bolsun,bek hosh boldum, bek hosh boldum,

Bizning yurtimiz Sherqi Turkistan heqiqetende jiq bay yurt,bu bayliqqa dunya koz tikiglik, biz qimmetini bilmigen bilen,mushu boliwatqan ishlarning hemmisi yer yuzidiki 15 milyon Uyghur digen milletning yuz -hatiridin boliwatqan ishlar emes,yurtimiz Sherqi Turkistanning ilel - ebed tugimes yer asti we yer usti bayliqlirining paydisidin boliwatqan ishlar,

Biz Uyghur millitini hitaygha har qilghan bu yurtimizdiki putmes-tugimes yer-asti we yer-usti bayliqliri endi kelip bir kuni bizni bu har we zar kunlerdin qutulduridu, buninggha ishinimen,

hitayning heddi emes, men bu bayliqni hergiz hich kimge bermeymen ozumla yeymen deydighangha, bizge bermigini bilen dunya tartip elishni bilidu, u kunlerde biz jiq rahetleymiz, Erkin Siddiq we shuninggha ohshashlar qiynilidu,


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Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:31
Breaking News: Governor press conference on Uighurs
Bermuda should consider next step "carefully"

By Sam Strangeways

http://www.royalgazette.com/siftology.royalgazette/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7d968be30030000&sectionId=60

The four Chinese Uighurs who arrived in Bermuda last week “cannot and should not go back” to Guantánamo Bay, Sir Richard Gozney said today.

The Governor told a press conference that he did not want to go into details about the other options available for the former terror suspects, who spent seven years at the US detention facility despite twice being cleared of being enemy combatants.

“If I do, that may prejudice other possible solutions,” he said, adding that the UK, US and Bermuda needed to work with one another to find the right outcome.

Sir Richard told the media that during a meeting he had with the Bermuda Government yesterday, he did most of the talking.

The Governor reiterated that Premier Ewart Brown’s direct negotiations with the US to bring the Muslims to the Island — a process Sir Richard described as an “exchange of notes” — breached section 62 of the Bermuda Constitution.

He said: “Because it breaches the Constitution, this exchange of notes which was negotiated and sent on June 10, was in our view, invalid. In other words, the Bermuda Government’s action to solicit the arrival of the four Uighurs was unacceptable.

“I talked to the Bermuda Government yesterday, June 16, and suggested to them that they should now consider carefully their next steps.”

See tomorrow’s edition of The Royal Gazette for the full story.

Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:37
Police Commissioner contradicts Premier's statement on Uighurs risk

By Elizabeth Roberts
Police Commisioner George Jackson

http://www.royalgazette.com/siftology.royalgazette/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7d968af30030000&sectionId=60

The Commissioner of Police only learned that four Chinese Muslim detainees from Guantanamo Bay were relocating to Bermuda after they arrived.

George Jackson also revealed yesterday that a "preliminary threat assessment" of the men conducted the following day described them as "high risk".

In doing so, Mr. Jackson contradicted claims made to Parliament by Premier Ewart Brown that the former terrorist suspects were deemed to be "zero risk".

The Commissioner's statement slammed what he described as "unclear and inaccurate" reports on the topic. Government House issued a statement shortly afterwards, echoing the Commissioner's concerns.

The Opposition United Bermuda Party also weighed in, with leader Kim Swan saying: "It is clear the Premier misled the House of Assembly".

The four former prisoners, who are ethnic Uighurs, arrived in Bermuda last Thursday morning after an overnight flight from Cuba. Dr. Brown told the House of Assembly the following day that Mr. Jackson had done a security check on the men, stating: "Let me say that there is absolutely no report anywhere that concludes that Bermuda is at any kind of risk. As late as this afternoon, Bermuda's Commissioner of Police, having assessed these people, told Minister Burch that he considers that there is absolutely no security risk."

At a subsequent press conference, Dr. Brown reiterated: "Our Commissioner of Police has indicated that there is a zero security factor."

However, yesterday's statement from the Bermuda Police Service gave a drastically different picture. It said: "Reports in the public domain have been unclear and inaccurate as it relates to the Bermuda Police Service and the Commissioner's role in conducting an assessment of the Uighurs in Bermuda.

"The Commissioner of Police was made aware on Thursday morning, June 11, of the arrival of the Uighurs in Bermuda. On Friday morning, June 12, the Commissioner received a folder with unclassified information relating to the Uighurs.

"On receipt of the documents the Bermuda Police Service conducted a 'preliminary threat assessment'. Based on the limited information available, the overall threat assessment was deemed to be 'high'.

"This was conveyed to the Governor and Minister (of Labour Home Affairs and Housing) David Burch on Friday afternoon. Simultaneously, contact was made with our security agency partners and a more comprehensive threat assessment was commenced. This process is not yet complete.

"The public should not be unduly alarmed at the designation of 'high risk.' The status of 'high' has been arrived at largely because of the lack of specific information that has been made available. It is therefore not possible at this time to put any further context around the assessment until a number of questions have been answered."

An editor's note attached to the statement explained: "A comprehensive threat assessment is a multi-dimensional analysis of information across a range of risk factors which include but are not limited to public security and safety, terrorism risk, political risk both internal and external, reputational risk and business risk."

The four Chinese Muslims were admitted to Bermuda under the guest worker programme, having been confined in the US prison camp for seven years. They deny ever having been terrorists and have twice been cleared by the US of being enemy combatants. The US searched unsuccessfully for months for a country to take them before Bermuda agreed.

Governor Sir Richard Gozney said on Friday that he was "disappointed" the Premier did not consult Government House before the decision was made to allow the Uighurs to resettle here. Sir Richard was told the men were coming to Bermuda around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, moments after the plane left from Cuba. He believes that the move covers foreign policy and security issues for which the UK has responsibility, and the UK is now doing its own checks.

In a press release issued shortly after Mr. Jackson's yesterday afternoon, Sir Richard said: "Government House have discussed fully with the Commissioner of Police the current process of making a security assessment of the four Uighurs. The Commissioner has underlined his serious concerns about misleading comments on the supposed content of the security assessment. Government House share the Police Commissioner's concerns.

"So far the Commissioner and his experts in the Bermuda Police Service have not had from the Bermuda Government who brought the Uighurs here and without any advance notice to the Police the information they need to make a proper assessment.

"Their provisional assessment, to a handful of Ministers and Government House, made clear that the Bermuda Police Service have been given neither the political background nor any available criminal background on the four men; nor have the Police been given any detailed psychological assessments.

"Without a good deal more information the Police cannot make a professional assessment of the likely future intentions of the four Uighurs. This information is being sought from abroad, after which the Bermuda and British security authorities hope to be able to take a formed view."

Opposition Leader Kim Swan said the Premier's statement to the House on the topic "misrepresented the official assessment put together by the Police".

He continued: "The Premier's deception cuts to the heart of the Uighar controversy. If we cannot take the Premier at his word on a matter as serious as this, it calls into question everything he says. As a matter of urgency, the Premier must explain his failure to provide MPs and the people of Bermuda with a truthful report on the Police risk assessment."

The Royal Gazette contacted Premier Ewart Brown via his press secretary Glenn Jones asking whether Dr. Brown misled the House over the security assessment issue.

Mr. Jones replied: "The Premier was briefed by Minister (of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing David) Burch on the Police Commissioner's preliminary assessment. Any comments the Premier made publicly were consistent with the content of the Minister's briefing."

Minister Burch subsequently issued a statement of his own, although he did not explain how the apparently contradictory statements on the level of risk came to pass.

"The Government of Bermuda takes no issue with the two statements issued today by His Excellency the Governor and the Commissioner of Police. The omission of the word 'preliminary' when talking about the Police threat assessment in public utterances is regretted and is in no way intended to minimize the work to be done by the Bermuda Police Service in carrying out its own due diligence," he said.

"Government has provided Government House and subsequently the Bermuda Police Service with all of the information from the United States Government and stands ready to assist in further information should the need arise. We were informed that the BPS would independently seek information from its international law enforcement partners and we await the outcome of that phase.

"As the Premier indicated at the outset, this process is far from over and today's announcement from the Governor appears to indicate that much more time will be required for the apparent thorough assessment being conducted by the UK Government. As the Commissioner indicated this is a detailed process likely to take more than the four or five days since all parties were made aware of these matters. "

Deputy Premier Paula Cox, meanwhile, revealed that the Premier was contacted by the Commissioner of Police after he talked about the risk assessment on a Sunday night radio talk show.

She explained: "While the Premier was on Bermuda Speaks the COP (Commissioner of Police) sent an e-mail to the Premier so that he could further clarify comments about the BPS's (Bermuda Police Service's) initial findings in connection with the security review. This was in response to a telephone caller.

"Once in receipt of the e-mail the Premier informed the listening audience of the clarification that the COP provided. That response would not suggest an intention or desire to knowingly mislead."

The four former prisoners' lawyer Susan Baker Manning expressed dismay over the risk-assessment debate, telling The Royal Gazette: "It's not true that they are a high risk....I can't imagine what the Commissioner made that assessment on. They're no threat to anyone."

Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:44
'We're not going anywhere' say Uighurs

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Former Guantanamo detainees, left to right, Abdulla Abdulqadir, Ablakim Turahun, and Salahidin Abdulahat pray in the courtyard of the the cottage where they are staying, in Hamilton Parish.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The four Uighurs released from Guantanamo Bay prison say they are in Bermuda to stay.

Speaking to reporters from Associated Press, the four men also said Bermuda had the "courage" and was "brave enough to accept us".

"When we didn't have any country to accept us, when everybody was afraid of us ... Bermuda had the courage and was brave enough to accept us," said Abdulla Abdulgadir, who at 30 is the youngest of the four men who relished their first weekend of freedom in seven years.

Mr. Abdulgadir eagerly embraced his new island home. "We are not moving anywhere," he said.

He and his companions have traded drab prison jumpsuits for comfortable cotton pants and knit shirts, and razor wire-encircled jail compounds for beach cottages. They hope to quickly find jobs in Bermuda and eventually start families.

The four Uighurs (pronounced WEE'-gurs) also have immediate priorities, such as learning to drive, scuba dive and bowl, said Glenn Brangman, a former military official who is helping reintroduce them to the world outside prison.

"I told them one step at a time," Mr. Brangman said. "They're beginning to live all over again."

For these four, the arrival in Bermuda appears to be the end of a difficult journey. Thirteen other Uighurs at Guantanamo are hoping to move to the Pacific island nation of Palau.

All of them were captured in Pakistan and Afghanistan as suspected allies of the Taliban, but the men claimed they had only fled oppression by China and were never enemies of the U.S.

"We only have one enemy, and that's the Chinese," one of the men, Ablikim Turahun, told a military tribunal in 2004. "They have been torturing us and killing us all: old, young, men, women, little children and unborn children."

US officials eventually declared the Uighurs innocent of any wrongdoing and authorised their release, but they couldn't be sent back to China because US law forbids deporting someone to a country where they are likely to face torture or persecution.

Albania took in five Uighurs in 2006 but refused to take any more, and other countries balked at resettling any of the others, until Bermuda stepped forward last week.

Mr. Brangman said he wants some of the attention to dissipate before he lets the Uighurs live on their own.

"I want to give them more exposure, but certainly a controlled exposure," he said. "Not everybody is keen about what the Government did."

For now, the men are savouring the most basic of experiences, interpreter Rushan Abbas said.

They encountered a fisherman while walking along the beach and became curious about the art of fishing, she said.

The man offered to teach them, and one of the former prisoners, Khelil Mamut, tossed a line into the ocean. He caught a 25-centimeter (10-inch) fish to the cheers of the other men, she said.

Mr. Brangman later took them swimming and watched as they climbed the rocks and jumped into the ocean like he did as a boy.

"Normally Bermudians test the temperature of the water," he said. "But they just went to the edge and jumped straight in."

Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:48
Protest march planned for today

By Sam Strangeways
Former Guantanamo detainees, left to right, Abdulla Abdulqadir, Ablikim Turahun, and Salahidin Abdulahad pray in the courtyard of the the cottage where they are staying, in Hamilton Parish.
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Premier Ewart Brown's decision to bring four Guantánamo Bay detainees to Bermuda has prompted his critics to hold a march outside Parliament this lunchtime.

But the organisers insisted last night that the 12.30 p.m. demonstration, which they expect hundreds to attend, will not be against the four Chinese Uighurs who arrived on the Island last Wednesday, but against Dr. Brown's "one-man" style of rule.

Janice Battersbee, a lifelong PLP supporter, told The Royal Gazette: "I need to make it absolutely clear that the issue we have is not based on the humanitarian part of this issue, it's based on the lack of due process in decision making."

She added: "We just feel that it's time for the Premier to step down. This is a call for him to resign."

Meanwhile, Dr. Brown supporter and Workers' Voice editor LaVerne Furbert has organised what she described in an e-mail yesterday as a "counter-attack".

Ms Furbert said the Premier had made clear why he took the decision to offer asylum to Abdulla Abdulqadir, Salahidin Abdulahad, Ablikim Turahun and Khalil Mamut and had explained why the plan to bring them here had to be shrouded in secrecy.

She wrote: "I am satisfied with his reasoning and I hope that you are as well. As I see it, you cannot say you don't have a problem with Bermuda giving asylum to the Uighurs and, at the same time, crucify the man who made it happen.

"I am now appealing to my friends and family, and those other Bermudians who support the move by Dr. Brown, to show our support for him at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday as well. In other words, let's have a counter-attack."

The march against Dr. Brown will begin at the House of Assembly and end at the Cabinet Office. Ms Furbert's counter-demonstration will take place outside the Cabinet Office at 12.30 p.m. She is asking supporters of the Premier to wear PLP T-shirts and bring placards.

Dr. Brown announced on Thursday morning that he had agreed to offer sanctuary to the former prisoners after they spent more than seven years in Guantánamo Bay, where they were twice cleared by the US of being "enemy combatants".

He admitted that he had done so without consulting Government House, something Governor Sir Richard Gozney and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office later said was unacceptable.

The revelation prompted what the Premier described on Friday as a "firestorm", with international media descending on the Island and locals furiously debating the decision on talk radio shows.

The Opposition tabled a motion of no-confidence in the Premier on Friday, which will be voted on before the current parliamentary session ends, and a handful of PLP MPs criticised his actions in the House that day.

Over the weekend, as the four men got acclimatised to Bermuda and conducted countless interviews with local and foreign press, e-mails outlining today's march were circulating the Island.

But not everyone agreed with the plan to protest. One woman wrote to the organisers to say: "I have received your request for support against the Premier — sorry, no can do. My suggestion to you is: stop being a hater."

Another woman, who is planning to protest against Dr. Brown, wrote: "Our argument is not about these men. It is the fact that we, the people of Bermuda, have elected members of Parliament to represent us and these persons were not shown the respect due to them as our voices.

"We are a British colony and the Constitution states that decisions of this magnitude should be discussed with the Governor... this was not done."

One of the organisers of the protest against Dr. Brown, who would not be named, told this newspaper that the demonstration was not connected to a group on Facebook calling themselves Bermudians Against Terrorists (BAT). The BAT Facebook page — which states that the group was created "due to the recent importation of four Chinese Muslim detainees from the Guantánamo Bay facility" and carries a picture of a balaclava-clad man bearing a machine gun — had more than 460 members by last night.

The unnamed organiser said: "I have no idea who they are. The issue has nothing to do with the four men. It was just the final straw. "

Mrs. Battersbee said: "We are not here to judge these gentlemen. We are talking about our rights as voting citizens."

The UK has said it will conduct its own security review of the men to ascertain if they can stay on the Island and seen Bermudian status.

Sir Richard said yesterday: "No further news yet on the security assessment on the four ex-Guantanamo Uighurs: the experts in London as well as the Bermuda Police Service are at work."

http://www.royalgazette.com/siftology.royalgazette/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7d9682f30030000&sectionId=60

Unregistered
17-06-09, 13:53
London's diplomatic backlash reverberates in Washington, but there is also support from President Obama and others

http://www.royalgazette.com/siftology.royalgazette/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7d968af3003000a&sectionId=60

By Clare O'Connor
Frank conversation: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, left, called US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) to express the UK's view on the transfer of the former Guantanamo prisoners to Bermuda.
(AP Photo/Francois Lenoir, Pool)

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband yesterday revealed he had spoken to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to voice his displeasure at the transfer of four Guantanamo detainees to Bermuda.

And Mr Miliband appeared to indicate that Britain was not prepared to take on more former detainees saying the country already had 13 and did not feel it should take on more.

Four Uighurs, Chinese Muslims, relocated to Bermuda last Thursday without prior consultation with UK authorities, Governor Sir Richard Gozney or Cabinet.

Premier Dr. Ewart Brown said the issue was an immigration matter and therefore under the remit of the Bermuda Government. However, the Governor and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) say it is an issue of foreign affairs and security and therefore under the remit of the British Government.

Yesterday Mr. Miliband was giving evidence before a House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee when he was asked about Bermuda and the Uighurs.

He told the hearing that he did not feel the UK should take any more Guantanamo inmates, having allowed 13 to resettle already. "The UK has done its bit in terms of Guantanamo," he said.

Mr. Miliband indicated his frustration that the four detainees were transferred to Bermuda without any consultation with the UK, which is responsible for the Island's security, defence and foreign affairs.

"We are obviously in touch with the American authorities," he said. "I've spoken to Secretary Clinton about it. I gave her my explanation of what I believe."

Asked whether it was a frank conversation, Mr Miliband said: "It's always a friendly conversation with Hillary Clinton. But we have no doubts about what should have happened in this case and it didn't."

He disputed that the resettlement of the Uighurs was an immigration matter, as Dr. Brown claims.

"It shouldn't have been decided by the Bermudians on their own," Mr. Miliband told the committee. "The Bermudians said this was an immigration case and immigration is their province but actually anything to do with agreements with foreign countries requires the engagement of the United Kingdom."

The FCO declined to give further details of Mr. Miliband's conversation with Secretary Clinton, but called Bermuda's actions "unacceptable".

An FCO spokesman said: "It's clear that the US was given the impression that the Bermuda Government was competent to negotiate on this issue as an internal immigration matter. The onus was on the Bermuda Government to consult with the UK. Our position, and the Governor has raised this, is underlining that their action wasn't acceptable."

The FCO is now reevaluating the UK's General Entrustment Agreement with Bermuda. The 1968 agreement gives Bermuda the right to conduct foreign relations on behalf of Britain as long as the UK was consulted beforehand.

"In light of this case we're looking at operations of the General Entrustment Agreement," said the FCO spokesman, who was unable to elaborate on what changes could be made to the agreement.

Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Mike Capes, the MP who oversaw yesterday's hearing, has added his voice to the chorus of disapproval from UK politicans.

"The proper authority here is the British Government which is responsible for security and foreign policy of Bermuda," Mr. Capes said. "The Bermuda Premier and the US should have consulted with and received the approval of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before they did anything of this kind. The FCO and Governor should make absolutely clear to the Premier the correct constitutional position."

Meanwhile, there has been support for Dr. Brown's actions from humanitarian organisations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Constitution Project and Reprieve.

Two representatives of the Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee in the US Congress also wrote to Dr. Brown to congratulate him on the decision, calling the Premier "a moral leader".

"In a politically difficult situation, you have shown yourself to be a humanitarian and a friend of the United States," said subcommittee chair Bill Delahunt and ranking member Dana Rohrabacher in the letter.

US President Barack Obama has also thanked Bermuda for allowing the four Uighurs to resettle on the Island, saying at a White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday: "I have to say, by the way, that Bermuda has done us a great service, as well, on that front, and I'm grateful to them."

In an address to business executives at the Insurance Day summit yesterday morning, Dr. Brown reiterated his position that the resettlement was an immigration issue, therefore the province of the Bermuda Government rather than the UK. He added that Bermuda has done "what's right" by taking in the Uighurs.

"I have said all along that this decision was an immigration matter with potential political overtones," he said. "I am gratified that on yesterday's local news, two Queen's Counsels told all of Bermuda that their legal opinion is exactly what ours was when we acted immigration matters are within the right and control of the Bermuda government."

"Now, Government House and Great Britain disagree because of the political overtones. And the political overtones have played at a deafening pitch over the past few days, and have given me deep regret, not about the decision, because I know the decision was made for all the right reasons. I regret that the decision has caused my people disaffection and turmoil. It is a textbook lesson in political backlash.

"But from where I stand political backlash has never been permission to walk away from what's right. It was back in 2001 that these Uighur men were snatched from freedom.

"It was almost a year ago that they were cleared 100 percent by US courts. And country after country had an opportunity to take them, and many walked away. It was a long list I'm sure and Bermuda was not at the top. But when Bermuda was faced with an opportunity to do what's right I could not walk away. Being small does not mean we can not lead."

He also claimed that "until a few days ago, no country had taken exonerated detainees since President Obama announced the prison would close".

He told the gathered insurance executives that the Uighur decision was not part of a reciprocal agreement, but noted that the Island's relationship with the US has been strengthened by the resettlement.

"Our agreement to take four Chinese Muslim refugees from Guantanamo Bay was not part of a quid pro quo," he said. "I don't have a "here's what we got" list to hold up today. But what I do have is the supreme confidence that Bermuda's relationship with the United States, its partnership with the United States, is better today than it was one week ago, one month ago, one year ago. That can only mean good things for the continued success of the country and the continued success of your companies."

Dr. Brown met with the Governor Sir Richard Gozney yesterday following a mass protest at the Cabinet building, where between 800 and 1,000 residents joined together in calling for the Premier to step down.

Sir Richard has also met with other politicians in recent days, but declined to give further details, other than to say that he will not be interfering with local politics.

He is due to give a press conference this morning and intends to brief the public on the UK's reaction to the Uighur issue then.

"Ahead of that I don't plan to talk publicly about the meetings which I have had with politicians at Government House on Tuesday," he said. "The Governor of the day is not the person whom politicians of either party will expect to see influencing local politics in any way. Nor should the Governor; nor would this Governor."

Uyghur News
17-06-09, 17:49
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http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/06/17/bermuda-guantanamo-protest/

Unregistered
17-06-09, 19:26
Man 2kitim kayta kayta anglidiim, bu namax uygur kahrimanliri bilan hiq yerde alakisi yok, siz daslapta english qini yahxi ugunung andin buyerge kilip het yizing, bilmeydiganlarge hata ukunux hasil kilmang

Unregistered
19-06-09, 14:59
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http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/06/17/bermuda-guantanamo-protest/

KEEP THE UIGHURS, GET RID OF BROWN

Men bu Ingilizche hetni,:" Uyghurlar qalsun, Brown ketsun," dep chushendim,

Eger bir qandashlirimizning yurtida ,yaki birer musulman yurtta bu namayish bolghan bolsa belki hokumetini emes,biz Uyghurlar chiqip ketsun dep towlishi mumkin idi, rehmet shu Bermuda helqige we hokumetige.


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