Bermuda's decision to resettle four Guantanamo Bay detainees will hopefully encourage Australia and other nations to do the same, a major US constitutional rights group says.
Bermuda, a British-administered island in the Atlantic Ocean, has accepted four Chinese Muslims, known as Uighurs, captured in Pakistan in 2001.
The South Pacific island of Palau has agreed to take in 13 other Uighurs.
The US government declared the 17 Uighurs were not a danger to the US.
Another 234 detainees remain at Guantanamo and the US has asked Australia to take detainees also no longer classified as a danger.
"We welcome Bermuda's willingness to look beyond the stigma of Guantanamo and see this reality," New York-based The Centre for Constitutional Rights said in a statement.
"We hope that Bermuda's humanitarian gesture will encourage Australia, Portugal, Ireland, Canada, Germany and other countries in Europe to open their doors to resettlement of the remaining men who need a place to restart their lives."
aap 12 Jun 2009
With adherence to the New policies of Globalisation, Australia is fast becoming a dumping ground for 'criminals'.
The views and policies of the New World Order is that this 'human trash' (under the banner of 'asylum seekers') has to dumped somewhere, so it might as well be Australia, as it was a couple of centuries before.
Australian's government racism extended to the "White Australia Policy" where it discriminated against certain cultures.
In many cases office workers of ethnic background would not be promoted in the Anglo-Masonic workplace.