January 14, 2010
In this interview, Johnson Toribiong, the President of the nation of Palau, talks about the process of receiving - and future path of - the formerly detained Uighur men as they arrive in Palau.
|Guantanamo Uighurs start new life in Palau
At 0300 on 1 November 2009, the roar of a C17 US military transport plane shattered the silence at an airport in Palau, its landing lights off, invisible against the night sky.
|Palau Uyghurs try to build new lives
KOROR, Palau - Rebuilding one's life at 40, in a country where you don't speak the language, can be daunting.
|Palau hoping Australia will accept Uighurs
Palau President Johnson Toribiong says it is best in the long-term that they move to a country with an established Uighur community, and has Australia in mind.
|Palau president: Uighurs doing well
Guam - Palau President Johnson Toribiong says six Uighurs formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are doing well transitioning into the Palauan society. The former detainees have been given medical care, room and board in an effort to fully integrate into the Palauan community.
|Ex-Guantanamo detainees begin new lives in Palau
But the Uighurs remain stateless in important ways. President Johnson Toribiong also says the Uighurs' resettlement is temporary, though it could last years, and they are free to leave when they want
|Six Uighurs Released From Guantanamo
(Originally published in the Wall Street Journal)
"President Toribiong's decision to permit the temporary resettlement of the Uighurs in Palau was a humanitarian gesture based on the finest tradition of the Palauan culture, which since time immemorial has always given shelter and sustenance to people in need," the Palau president's statement said.
|U.S. sends 6 Uighures from Guantanamo to Palau
Palau has agreed to provide a temporary home for the three men while the United States continues to search for a country where they can be permanently resettled, the rights group said.
|6 Former Guantanamo Detainees Resettle in Palau
“Toribiong said what he called a "temporary" resettlement could mean "a few months or a few years."
|Muslim ex-Gitmo detainees face challenges in Palau
Toribiong has stressed the Uighurs' resettlement is temporary, saying it could last "a few months or a few years."
|President Toribiong Welcomes Uighurs To Palau
He said their stay in Palau "is temporary until they find a country to accept them, but temporary may be longer than a year or two."
|Tiny Palau Urges Australia to Resettle Guantanamo Uighurs
"They can't go back to China, it's a problem. They have to find a place which agrees to accept them with a Uighur community in place, like in Australia."
|Uighurs Leave Guantánamo for Palau|
|U.S. sends six Uighurs from Guantanamo to Palau|
|6 Muslim Uighur Detainees From Guantanamo Arrive In Palau|
|Six Guantanamo Uighurs arrive in Palau: US|
|Guantanamo Uighurs sent to Palau|
January 28, 2010