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Palau president: Uighurs doing well

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Palau President Johnson Toribiong says six Uighurs formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are doing well transitioning into the Palauan society.  The former detainees have been given medical care, room and board in an effort to fully integrate into the Palauan community. 

President Toribiong says they will also participate in a structured education program.  "They arrived, they looked like anyone else - they immediately trimmed their beards and started moving around the local community - and sometimes you couldn't tell a Uighur from a local resident," he explained.

"I'm arranging to have them attend the Palau Community College - all of them - to learn English, history and the culture of our people."

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