- The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees have agreed to be removed from Ghana
- Government says it is currently negotiating with a third, yet unnamed country
- The two detainees' initial two-year deal in Ghana has already expired
Government has announced that the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees who were flowed to Ghana under the Mahama-led government administration have agreed to leave Ghana for a third country.
According to Government, the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees have agreed to be moved from Ghana to a third, yet unnamed country.
Mr. Charles Owiredu, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, who was speaking on Joy FM, stated that the two former detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, told the current administration that they were willing to be moved to another country.
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The Deputy Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister stated that government is still in negotiations with the third country, and that government first sought detainee's consent before it proceed to enter into negotiations.
“So of course, we sought their consent before these negotiations were done. Per the laws, the 1951 Convention and 1957 Protocol on Refugees, you would need their consent," he said.
The case of the "Gitmo two" has recently made the headlines on several occasions due since their initial two-year deal in the country expired, while Parliament's Minority have continuously asking for the duo's deportation from Ghanaian shores.
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