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It’s time for GITMO 2 to return – Bentil

The Vice-President of IMANI Ghana, Kofi Bentil, asked that the government update Ghanaians on the Gitmo 2 since their stay in the country has elapsed.

In a Facebook post on January 7, 2018, he asked that the government update Ghanaians on the stay of the Gitmo 2 since their stay in the country has elapsed.

“Time to return the Gitmo 2. Their time is up. Please update us before we use the courts,” the post read.

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In August last year, parliament ratified an agreement to allow Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, to stay in Ghana, following a Supreme Court order.

The Court had earlier ruled that their stay in Ghana was unconstitutional without parliamentary backing.

The then John Mahama-led government decided to welcome the two Yemeni ex-detainees from the US into the country for a period of two years.

This caused a public outcry among Ghanaians. Many others expressed fear that the decision would be a threat to Ghana’s security and expose the country to attacks from religious extremists.

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