Viewing cable 05COLOMBO1870
Title: REQUEST FOR RESETTLEMENT ASSISTANCE OF CERTAIN

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
05COLOMBO18702005-10-31 06:34:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Colombo
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310634Z Oct 05
C O N F I D E N T I A L COLOMBO 001870 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/31/2015 
TAGS: MOPS PREL PTER KAWC PHUM PREF PINR MV
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR RESETTLEMENT ASSISTANCE OF CERTAIN 
DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO:  MALDIVES 
 
REF: (A) COLOMBO 1802 (B) STATE 187160 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Jeffrey J. Lunstead for reason 1.4 (D). 
 
(C)  The Ambassador took Maldivian Foreign 
Minister Ahmed Shaheed aside after an October 31 
meeting in Colombo and asked him where things 
stand on the U.S. request that Maldives resettle 
some of the Guantanamo Uighur population (other 
issues reported septel).  Shaheed said it is 
increasingly unlikely that Maldives will be able 
to help, given that there is no legal statute in 
Maldives that would permit "refugee" resettlement. 
Moreover, Maldivian security services are 
concerned about the possible "fundamentalist" 
nature of the Uighurs given that they were in 
Afghanistan and Pakistan.  But, Shaheed stressed, 
the matter is still under quiet consideration and 
no decision has been taken.  The Ambassador 
reiterated the importance of the issue to 
Washington. 
LUNSTEAD