Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama transfers two terrorist detainess to Algeria, Will they be freed? Or will they be tortured?

From the Weekly Standard:
The Obama administration has reportedly transferred two Algerians from Guantanamo to their native country. Given the allegations levied against them at Gitmo, it is likely that the two are in Algerian custody. There is no transparency with respect to detainee transfers. So, we do not know how the Obama administration decided to approve the two detainees for transfer, or what will come of them back in Algeria. Press accounts do not indicate if the two remain detained, but it would be surprising to learn they have been outright freed.

One of the two was implicated in al Qaeda’s millennium plot against Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. The other is allegedly a devout takfiri, who was plotting attacks against American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and was also responsible for two attacks against churches in Pakistan that same year...
It would be an absolute travesty of justice if these two terrorists are ultimately freed. On the other hand, if they remain in Algerian detention, in all likelihood, they will be tortured. Not that this would be of any concern to Obama. As long as he closes down Gitmo and is able to evince phony compassion toward the the plight of terrorist detainees, does he really care what happens to them once they arrive in Algeria?:
The State Department 2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices listed “reports of torture and abuse” as among the “significant human rights problems” in Algeria. In addition, in May 2008, the United Nations Committee against Torture expressed strong concerns about reported torture and other mistreatment of detainees in Algerian custody...

Human Rights Watch also noted that several Algerian detainees at Guantanamo have expressed serious concerns about torture or other abuse upon return home.
Barack Obama, defender of human rights! The epitome of altruism and compassion! Heh, what a facade!

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