Guantanamo prisoners can be transferred to Georgia

Georgian Rustavi-2 quoted an article in the American newspaper The Washington Post, which, citing sources in the administration of President Obama's reported secret negotiations between Washington and Tbilisi over the Georgian translation of the prison inmates of American prisons at Guantanamo.

As it was explained to Kommersant the Ministry of Corrections and Probation at the moment none of the penal institutions of Georgia there is no prisoner of Guantanamo Bay, and the issue of their transfer to a future beyond the competence of the Ministry. In minborony Kommersant also reported that no negotiations on this issue is not conducted.

In turn, head of information-analytical department of the Interior Ministry Shota Utiashvili in an interview with Kommersant neither confirmed nor denied a report of a possible transfer to the Georgian prisons of Guantánamo detainees. This may mean not groundless allegations of negotiations on transfer of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay in Georgia. One of the leaders of the ruling party in Georgia, "United National Movement MP David Darchiashvili not exclude such a possibility. According to him, "should seriously consider, not whether such a decision is contrary to international law or the Georgian legislation.

24 August 2009 | guantanamo, prisoners, translation

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