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21-Jan-2016  
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Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby
 
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Ghana is among 56 countries in the world that have taken about 680 detainees that were transferred from the Guantanamo Bay, following the decision of the American government to shut down the camp that has become a blot on the latter's human rights record.  

Heated debates have sprouted following the arrival of two of the detainees Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby in the country.

But flagbearer of the PPP in the 2012 election Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom says he has no stand point on the resettlement of the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country and has asked Ghanaians to be measured in their discourse on the issue.

Speaking to journalists during a news conference Dr. Nduom warned against the seeming religious twist some have attached to the issue, observing that it could have serious implications on the country.

He however made it clear that he is yet to receive any briefing from government on the issue to enable him make an informed decision as to whether Ghana's decision to accept the two ex-detainees is in the right direction.

The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR), reputable leading media organizations in the United States of America have revealed that a total of 203 of them were sent to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia 124, Pakistan 63, Yemen 17, Britain 15, Morocco 13, Kuwait 12, Sudan 12, Tajikistan11, Albania 11, Oman 10, Kazakhstan 9, France 9, Slovakia 8, lraq 7 and Russia 7.

The rest are Georgia 6, Uruguay 6, United Arab Emirates 6, Qatar 6, Palau 6, Bahrain 5, Spain 5, Jordan 5, Bermuda 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 4, Turkey 4, Germany 3, Somalia 3, Belgium 3, Switzerland 3, Libya 2,Ghana 2, Portugal 2, El Salvador 2, lran 2, and united States 2, Ireland 2, Australia 2, Tunisia 2, ltaly 2, Mauritania 2.

The remaining countries had one each Hungary, Maldives, Bulgaria, Latvia, Canada, Sweden, Egypt, Chad, Estonia and Denmark.

 
 
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