Thursday, March 17, 2005

Morocco voices readiness to receive ICRC visit to former Guantanamo prisoners

Morocco voiced readiness to authorize the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to visit the five Moroccans who were repatriated from the US Guantanamo base.

The pledge was made Tuesday by Moroccan Justice Minister, Mohamed BouzoubaĆ¢, at a meeting with the chairman of the ICRC, Jakob Kellenberger, on the fringe of the 61st session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva.

Last August, the USA handed over to Morocco five men who have been held at the US base in Cuba since their arrest in Afghanistan more than two-and-a-half years ago. They will stand trial end of this month.


Blogger Nadir said...

This is news to me. I never knew 5 Moroccans were among the Guantanamo prisoners.
Oh, and nice blog btw. Keep up the good work!

4:14 PM, March 18, 2005  

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