Uighurs Tell FNC: Better Human Rights at Guantanamo Than in China
Published: 6/16/2009 2:13 AM ET
FNC's Catherine Herridge traveled to Bermuda to meet the four Chinese Muslim Uighurs just released from Guantanamo Bay and she elicited from them that living in China is worse than life at Guantanamo. Talking to them through an interpreter at their new home, a pink bungalow with a swimming pool, Herridge reported how she "asked which was worse: Life at Gitmo versus China?" The interpreter relayed, over the voices of all of the men talking: "Of course it's China. There's no guarantee for human rights there."
So, there's a new angle for the media: Guantanamo as a bastion of human rights protections. Not really much of a surprise in contrast to China, but it took a FNC reporter to frame the comparison between a U.S. military-run detention center and a communist nation.
From Herridge's piece on the Monday, June 15 Special Report with Bret Baier:
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: They say the worst moment at Gitmo came when the U.S. allowed Chinese interrogators to question them. INTERPRETER: They were really harsh. They were threatening them.- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center
HERRIDGE: Camp Iguana, the camp with the least restrictions, was the men's most recent home. Asked which was worse: Life at Gitmo versus China?
INTERPRETER: Of course it's China. There's no guarantee for human rights there.