Executive Director of NOGAID, an international NGO in Ghana, Mr Mustapha Sanah has expressed shock at the way some people are reacting to the decision of the government to receive the 2 ex-detainees from the Cuba-based Guantanamo Bay.
He said, Ghana is a great country and our decision to receive these two gentlemen is a singular act of courage and friendliness and every Ghanaian must be proud of this gesture.
He said in a statement issued in Accra at the weekend and copied to the media that he therefore commend Ghana’s foreign policy decision on this matter, and he is proud to be a Ghanaian.
He added that he don’t think our leaders criticizing the decision have given the matter a critical examination.
Mr Mustapha Sanah said those against the hosting of the refugees at the behest of the US should not ignore the fact that the two detainees were incarcerated for 14 years without trial.
He questioned, did they receive fair trial? Were they convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction? They were only held on suspicion by the US that they were terrorists.
Mr Mustapha Sanah added that after detention and investigations for 14 years, the might of American intelligence unable to prove that they were guilty and Ghana as part of the international community decided to host them.
Just some few years ago, Britain, US and other developed nations witnessed the flow of many Ghanaians on their shores to pursue political asylum, some claiming military brutalities. These countries provided them great safety.
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