ASYLUM TO GUANTANAMO INMATES

Germany is considering granting asylum to freed inmates from the US-military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A government spokesman in Berlin said the foreign ministry had been asked to look into the possible political and legal implications that this would entail.

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Germany is considering granting asylum to freed inmates from the US-military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A government spokesman in Berlin said the foreign ministry had been asked to look into the possible political and legal implications that this would entail. He said one matter to be closely considered was the situation of stateless prisoners or those not allowed or unwilling to return to their home country. Of the around 250 inmates being held at Guantanamo, 60 have been cleared for release. US President-elect Barack Obama has said that he would make closing the facility a high priority.