Saga of the Guantanamo Uighurs, continued

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The release of 17 Chinese who have been held in Guantanamo since after 9/11 has been blocked by a federal appeals court. The government has ruled that the men, ethnic Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region who were picked up in Afghanistan and Pakistan, are not enemy combatants. It doesn’t want to return them to China for fear they’ll be abused. It doesn’t want them to live in the U.S. either. The appeals court will begin scheduling hearings on the case next week. The saga continues…