No More Guantanamos
An interfaith coalition in Tallahassee, Florida, prepared the following plan to accept three Uyghur detainees from Guantánamo Bay in their community. This plan, along with another plan prepared by a Uyghur community in Fairfax County, Virginia, were instrumental in Judge Ricardo Urbina's October 2008 ruling that the 17 Uyghur detainees at Guantánamo must be released into the United States. The Obama administration won its appeal of the ruling.
The coalition shared its plan, organized into the following sections:
- The Steering Committee
- Non-monetary Components of the Day to Day Realities
- The Wider Support Group
The Uyghurs are an ethnic group of circa 20 million persons in Xinjiang Province in the extreme west of China. The fact that they are Muslims and have aspirations to independence from China have led to their being treated in a very hostile manner by the Chinese government.