Ghana: bishops protest arrival of prisoners released from Guantanamo
January 13, 2016
The Catholic bishops of Ghana have questioned their government’s decision to admit two former prisoners from the American prison at Guantanamo.
The bishops questioned whether the men, who had been accused of terrorism, could be regarded as harmless:
“If indeed these two persons are harmless and if they have been ‘cleared’ of any terrorist act by the US government, as our government and the US government and some others want us to believe, why were they not sent back to Yemen or Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan where they come from or taken to the USA, which found them harmless?”
Noting the existing danger of terrorism in Africa, posed especially by Boko Haram militants, the bishops of Ghana suggested that the government should “act in the best interest of the nation by sending these men back to wherever they came from.”
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