Viewing cable 05MANAMA1468
Title: BAHRAIN: REQUEST FOR RESETTLEMENT ASSISTANCE OF

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05MANAMA14682005-10-11 09:07:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET Embassy Manama
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S E C R E T MANAMA 001468 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/10/2015 
TAGS: PTER MOPS PREL KAWC BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN:  REQUEST FOR RESETTLEMENT ASSISTANCE OF 
CERTAIN DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO 
 
REF: STATE 183800 
 
Classified by Ambassador William T. Monroe for reasons 1.4 
(b) and (d). 
 
(S) Per guidance from S/WCI, Post has determined not to 
deliver reftel demarche concerning the possible resettlement 
in Bahrain of Uighurs currently detained at GTMO.  Bahrain is 
a small island of only 700,000 residents, of whom 420,000 are 
citizens.  There are no ethnic or cultural links between 
Bahrainis and Uighurs and the status of the six Bahraini 
detainees currently at GTMO remains a major bilateral 
irritant and domestic political issue.  The GOB would not 
understand a proposal to transfer Uighurs from GTMO to 
Bahrain while Bahrainis remain in detention there, and would 
face strong criticism from the parliament and public for 
entertaining such a proposal under these circumstances. 
 
MONROE