Ex-Guantanamo prisoner urges German Government to accept detainees


Author’s Note: ‘Making Sense of …’ is a series that brings selected German speaking newspaper articles to an English-speaking audience. 

photo credit: code poet via photopin cc

Murat Kurnaz, ex- Guantanamo inmate and a household name in Germany,  is urging to welcome Younous Chekkouri (currently detained in Guantanamo) in Germany. He made his point in an editorial at one of the biggest German newspapers, Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Click here to read the original article.


Murat Kurnaz has been detained in Guantanamo between 2002 and 2006 after being ‘caught’ in Pakistan where he intended to join an orthodox movement and conduct a pilgrimage. Strikingly, German authorities knew about it and did cooperate with the US . Back then, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former and current German foreign minister, allegedly, did not enough to free Kurnaz from Guantanamo. Note, back then Kurnaz was Turkish citizen but was born, raised and lived in Germany. However, he…

View original post 569 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s