(CN) - Six Guantanamo Bay detainees who are Chinese nationals of Uighur ethnicity have been transferred to the Republic of Palau, a tiny Pacific island, according to a press release by the U.S. Attorney General.
The Palauan government will care for the six Muslims until they are prepared to integrate into the country's society, stated the Pacific News Center Web site.
The six were set for release under the George W. Bush Administration, which determined that the U.S. would no longer treat them as enemy combatants. The men were transferred after their cases were comprehensively reviewed, under President Obama's Jan. 22 Executive Order.
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