Are the Former Guantanamo Prisoners a Security Threat?: Speigel Online

“Are the two men [being resettled in Germany] a security risk or are they desperately in need of assistance? Will they be welfare cases or seek vengeance?” ask four writers for the German news website Speigel Online.

In both cases, the German host states are preparing to provide extensive assistance to the men. “To the best of our knowledge, special security measures are not necessary,” says Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Bruch.

The assistance for the two men will apparently consist primarily of psychological counseling, language courses and intensive integration assistance. The goal is to enable the former inmates to live undisturbed in Germany, reports Speigel.

German authorities are determined to prevent the two men from receiving the same treatment as Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish-born resident of the northern city of Bremen. After his release in 2006, he arrived in Germany in chains.

Read more


One thought on “Are the Former Guantanamo Prisoners a Security Threat?: Speigel Online”

  1. Just wondering...
    If the US feels that these people are innocent, shouldn't they be compensated and sent back to their own countries? It is obvious in the article that they are going out of their way to try and portray a message that the two people accepted by Germany were both at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then why not US, the champion of Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights do what is right! Accept that your armed forces made a mistake, compensate them for wrongful arrest and send them home rather than making them a burden to friends. If there is so much Opposition on Germany with all their resources, for accepting 2 people, imagine a country like Maldives where we are struggling to catch a common thieves!


Comments are closed.