1 Dec 2010

Bush administration offered Kiribati money to take Uighurs says WikiLeaks

6:55 am on 1 December 2010

It's been revealed that the previous US administration offered Kiribati 3 million US dollars to accept 17 Chinese Muslim detainees from Guantanamo Bay as residents.

The "incentive package" was made public in a series of leaked diplomatic cables released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

The Bush administration's offer was not taken up by Kiribati.

A year ago, Palau agreed on terms with the Obama administration for resettling six of the Muslim Uighurs who the US held for seven years in Guantanamo Bay without laying any charges.