Empathy for Guantanamo Prisoners

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It's not enough, and hardly justice, but identification with detainees' plight inspires redress of U.S. lawlessness.

President John Dramani Mahama urged Ghanaians to welcome Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby, citizens of Yemen, with compassion: "Let me be clear, people say ex-convicts, they were never tried, they were never charged, and they were never convicted."

Ghana is among 56 countries in the world that have taken about 680 detainees that were transferred from the Guantanamo Bay:

The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR), reputable leading media organizations in the United States of America have revealed that a total of 203 of them were sent to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia 124, Pakistan 63, Yemen 17, Britain 15, Morocco 13, Kuwait 12, Sudan 12, Tajikistan11, Albania 11, Oman 10, Kazakhstan 9, France 9, Slovakia 8, lraq 7 and Russia 7.

The rest are Georgia 6, Uruguay 6, United Arab Emirates 6, Qatar 6, Palau 6, Bahrain 5, Spain 5, Jordan 5, Bermuda 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 4, Turkey 4, Germany 3, Somalia 3, Belgium 3, Switzerland 3, Libya 2,Ghana 2, Portugal 2, El Salvador 2, lran 2, and united States 2, Ireland 2, Australia 2, Tunisia 2, ltaly 2, Mauritania 2.

The remaining countries had one each Hungary, Maldives, Bulgaria, Latvia, Canada, Sweden, Egypt, Chad, Estonia and Denmark.

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