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Uruguay decides against granting asylum to Guantanamo inmates

  • Uruguay’s new government has indicated that it will stop granting asylum to Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

    Uruguay had granted asylum to six inmates of the US-controlled detention center in December. The six Arabs had been held for 12 years in the base in Cuba.

    According to opinion polls, a majority of Uruguayans were against the decision taken by Jose Mujica, the outgoing president. Mujica had described the asylum offered to the men as a “humanitarian gesture”. 

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