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“The United States said on Friday it had flown five Chinese Muslim men who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to resettle in Albania, declining to send them back to China because they might face persecution.

The State Department said Albania accepted the five ethnic Uighurs — including two whose quest for freedom went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — for resettlement as refugees.

From Reuters, “US sends Chinese Guantanamo detainees to Albania.” See also “Albania takes Guantanamo Uighurs,” at the BBC, or “Abu Bakker Qassim” in Wikipedia. Via Hilzoy at Obsidian Winds, “Freedom!