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‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group said they “have mixed feelings with the granting of BOTC citizenship to the Uighurs“, explaining that some members are pleased with this news, while other members were not pleased that the Uighurs’ immigration situation is “resolved faster than someone who has been living... Read more of this article

Uighurs Have Been Granted BOTC Citizenship

Uighurs Have Been Granted BOTC Citizenship

[Updated] The Uighurs applied to Government House to be naturalised as British Overseas Territory Citizens [BOTC] and have been granted citizenship, the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed, adding that it “should be noted that this citizenship is not to be equated with Bermudian status.” “The Uighurs applied to Government House to be naturalised... Read more of this article

Student Publishes “Prisoners In Paradise” Book

Student Publishes “Prisoners In Paradise” Book

16-year-old student Hasna Turner recently published a book titled “Uyghurs: Prisoners in Paradise,” which she began researching almost a year ago as part of her school project. Ms Turner started this project at the age of 15 as part of the Somersfield Academy Middle Years Program. Ms Turner told Bernews: “I have gotten to know the... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Fahy On Uighurs & Immigration

Video: Minister Fahy On Uighurs & Immigration

In order for the Uighurs to be able to leave Bermuda they need to become British Overseas Territory Citizens which is in the “hands of the British Government” and is “not an issue that we are able to fix in Bermuda,” Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said today. Uighurs In 2009, four Uighurs were released from the US detention... Read more of this article

Hillary Clinton Emails Mention Bermuda/Uighurs

Hillary Clinton Emails Mention Bermuda/Uighurs

“I have a time sensitive matter to discuss re Guantanamo detainees and Bermuda,” Hillary Clinton appeared to have emailed in June 2009, according to one of her recently released emails. Mrs Clinton directed the email to Cheryl Mills, who served as her chief of staff at that time. Mrs Clinton — who served as U.S. Secretary of State... Read more of this article

Uyghur Documentary To Feature At Film Series

Uyghur Documentary To Feature At Film Series

A documentary that features one of the Uyghurs that was relocated to Bermuda after being released from Guantanamo Bay will screen at the Weekend Film Series on Sunday May 17. Screening at 5.15pm, Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd tells the stories of three of the 22 Uyghurs who were turned over to the United States military and held at the U.S. naval... Read more of this article

Last Uighur Captives Leave Guantanamo Bay

Last Uighur Captives Leave Guantanamo Bay

The United States has transferred the final three ethnic Chinese Uighur captives from the Guantanamo Bay prison, with Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper all sent to Slovakia. While these were the last of the Uighurs to be transferred, Bermuda was among the first countries to take in Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay. In July 2009 four... Read more of this article

Governor: Discussions On Uighurs Will Continue

Governor: Discussions On Uighurs Will Continue

Governor George Fergusson said the position of the four Uighurs is one “which the British Government is keen to see resolved satisfactorily for all concerned” and discussions about the matter will continue. The four Chinese nationals were released from the offshore US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and resettled in Bermuda in... Read more of this article

Video: Premier On RIMS, Uighurs & More

Video: Premier On RIMS, Uighurs & More

Premier Craig Cannonier held a press conference this morning [Apr 30] where he spoke on a wide range of topics including the RIMS conference, the Uighurs, the recent visit by British Minister Mark Simmonds, the proposed waterfront development in Hamilton and more. Speaking on discussing the Uighurs with Minister Simmonds, the Premier said, “My... Read more of this article

Amnesty International Bermuda: Uighur Situation

Amnesty International Bermuda: Uighur Situation

Noting that the call for the Uighurs to receive Bermuda status is a sore subject, Amnesty International Bermuda said they support a dialogue to find an equitable solution for all. Lawyer Richard Horseman recently wrote to Premier Craig Cannonier suggesting that the Bermuda Government pass legislation that will grant the Uighurs, their spouses and children... Read more of this article

Dr Brown & Lt/Col Burch Respond: Uighur Letter

Dr Brown & Lt/Col Burch Respond: Uighur Letter

Former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown and former National Security Minister Lt/Col David Burch issued a joint statement this evening [Jan 21] in response to the letter from the lawyer for the four Uighurs. Lawyer Richard Horseman wrote to Premier Craig Cannonier suggesting that the Bermuda Government pass legislation that will grant the Uighurs, their spouses... Read more of this article

Lawyer: Uighurs Should Receive Bermuda Status

Lawyer: Uighurs Should Receive Bermuda Status

Lawyer Richard Horseman has written a letter to Premier Craig Cannonier suggesting that the Bermuda Government pass legislation that will grant the Uighurs, their spouses and children Bermuda status. The four men were released from the US detention centre at Guantanamo and resettled in Bermuda 2009.  Controversy erupted after former Premier Dr. Ewart... Read more of this article

NY Post: ‘Uighurs Prisoners In Paradise’

NY Post: ‘Uighurs Prisoners In Paradise’

[Updated] The NY Post is running a 4-page feature article on the four Chinese Uighurs who spent more than seven years detained at Guantanamo Bay by U.S. authorities. “Overwhelmed by locals and tourists alike pointing and whispering, the four men shaved their beards, cut their hair, got government-appointed jobs and private housing and began attending... Read more of this article