Former Guantanamo Bay Uighur man flees to Turkey | Connect Asia

Former Guantanamo Bay Uighur man flees to Turkey

Former Guantanamo Bay Uighur man flees to Turkey

Updated 1 March 2013, 16:41 AEST

One of the six Uighur men held in Guantanamo Bay detention centre and transferred to the Pacific island of Palau has reportedly fled to Turkey, despite having no travel documents.

Adel Noori, is an ethnic Uighur from the Xinjiang province in western China, and he spent eight years at Guantanamo Bay until a US judge declared his detention unlawful and ordered that he be set free.

That was in 2009 and it seems he got sick of waiting in Palau to be reunited with his family.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Gardner Bovingdon, expert on Uighurs at Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies

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