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Unregistered
04-10-09, 19:20
(Newser) – Bahtiyar Mahmut, a Chinese Uighur detainee at Guantanamo Bay, is guilty of no crime. In fact, he’s free to leave and even has an offer of sanctuary from the island nation of Palau, like all of his compatriots save one. And that one, his brother Arkin, is why he’s staying, reports the Washington Post. “Every day here is an eternity,” Bahtiyar tells Arkin’s lawyer. “But I have to look out for my brother.”

Arkin has no offer from Palau because his mental state has deteriorated during his time at Guantanamo and authorities fear he will not receive adequate care on the remote island. The story is all the more heartbreaking because of how it started: Arkin traveled to Afghanistan in 2001 to find his brother, who was training with Uighur separatists. He was picked up there, Bahtiyar in Pakistan. They can’t be sent back to China for fear of persecution, but that’s cold comfort for Arkin. “I know I'll die in here,” he says. “In China, at least I would have a trial and sentence.”
—Harry Kimbal


http://www.newser.com/story/70412/uighur-wont-leave-brother-at-gitmo-so-hes-staying.html

Unregistered
04-10-09, 19:25
Video of explaining why and how Arkin is in there





http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2009/09/27/VI2009092702893.html?sid=ST2009092703279

Unregistered
06-10-09, 14:54
miserable Uighur! I was touched by his natural love on his brother. If China was not in charge, their live might a lot better.

Unregistered
10-01-10, 09:35
Feel sorry for Arkin, you can't choose who's your brother.

Since it's the US who kept those 2 in custody for these years, and now the US wants to release them, why can't they just release them into the US?

What kind of training did Bahtiyar get in Afghanistan?


(Newser) – Bahtiyar Mahmut, a Chinese Uighur detainee at Guantanamo Bay, is guilty of no crime. In fact, he’s free to leave and even has an offer of sanctuary from the island nation of Palau, like all of his compatriots save one. And that one, his brother Arkin, is why he’s staying, reports the Washington Post. “Every day here is an eternity,” Bahtiyar tells Arkin’s lawyer. “But I have to look out for my brother.”

Arkin has no offer from Palau because his mental state has deteriorated during his time at Guantanamo and authorities fear he will not receive adequate care on the remote island. The story is all the more heartbreaking because of how it started: Arkin traveled to Afghanistan in 2001 to find his brother, who was training with Uighur separatists. He was picked up there, Bahtiyar in Pakistan. They can’t be sent back to China for fear of persecution, but that’s cold comfort for Arkin. “I know I'll die in here,” he says. “In China, at least I would have a trial and sentence.”
—Harry Kimbal


http://www.newser.com/story/70412/uighur-wont-leave-brother-at-gitmo-so-hes-staying.html

Unregistered
10-01-10, 12:13
mate
dont twist the question , he didint get any training in Afghanistan?
if you dont say anything we dont say you are dumb


Feel sorry for Arkin, you can't choose who's your brother.

Since it's the US who kept those 2 in custody for these years, and now the US wants to release them, why can't they just release them into the US?

What kind of training did Bahtiyar get in Afghanistan?

Unregistered
11-01-10, 23:02
From the original post, the second paragraph:

"Arkin traveled to Afghanistan in 2001 to find his brother, who was training with Uighur separatists."

I know Arkin didn't get trained. I was asking what kind of training Arkin's brother Bahtiyar got in Afghanistan. That's a very interesting question that the original post didn't provide enough info.


mate
dont twist the question , he didint get any training in Afghanistan?
if you dont say anything we dont say you are dumb

Unregistered
12-01-10, 11:54
miserable Uighur!