[Marxism] Documentary on Uighurs in Guantanamo

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jan 30 17:11:26 MST 2009

On May 5, 2006, a plane took off from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with five 
shackled men inside. They landed at an airport in southern Europe and 
were given a new set of clothes, but little information.

“There were 20 to 30 soldiers inside the airplane,” says former detainee 
Abu Bakker Qassim. “Our hands and feet were tied by chains. The first 
thing we saw was darkness.”

The men were members of a Muslim ethnic minority group from western 
China called Uighurs. But they now found themselves driven through the 
streets of a city that most of them had never heard of -- Tirana, 
Albania -- where FRONTLINE/World reporter Alexandra Poolos arrived in 
the summer of 2008 to track them down.


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