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18 I ORLD NEWSW Passion Islam I January 2010
100 gitmo detainees to be
transfered to Illinois prison
of Muslim
About 100 Guantanamo detainees
are expected to be transferred
world meet
to a prison facility in the US, the
Members of a committee tasked with
White House said.
amending statute and mechanisms
White House spokesman
of the union of parliaments of
Robert Gibbs in a late afternoon
member states of the Organization
briefing confirmed the number
of Islamic Conference (OIC), met to
estimated by Illinois Senator
discuss proposed amendments by
Dick Durbin that roughly 100
member states.
detainees would be transfered
A source close to the meeting told
and said that the administration
reporters the committee members
is in the process of reviewing
have set a host of proposals that
files of the suspected terrorists
would develop and activate the
held at the US military prison at
union role in the service of Islamic
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “Those
that can be safely and securely
The committee members will
transferred either back to their
submit its report to a meeting of
home countries or to a third
speakers of parliament of the union,
country, more of those transfers
who will meet here tomorrow.
have taken place in the past eight
The committee consists of
months than have taken place in
speakers of Kuwait, Turkey,
the previous eight years,” Gibbs
Uganda, Iran, Niger, Azerbaijan,
told reporters. “Determinations,
OIC Secretary General Ekmelledin
as you know, will be made at the
Ihsanoglu and the Union’s Secretary
Department of Justice as to the President Barack Obama ordered
General Dr. Mohammad Qullaij.
venue for trying those that need to the federal government to acquire the
The Kuwaiti delegation groups
answer for their actions. Thomas Correctional Center in Illinois
speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, and
And they’re going through those to house the detainees along with
MPs Saleh Ashoor, Ali Al-Deqbasi
files as we speak,” Gibbs said. US Federal inmates.
and Askar Al-Enezi.
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