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Concerns regarding the Gitmo detainees in Slovakia

4:00 PM, Jan 23, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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It was recently announced that three prisoners from Guantánamo Bay will be transferred to Slovakia, just as previous inmates were sent to Great Britain and Bermuda. The Slovaks insist the prisoners pose no harm, which makes me a bit more worried for them. For what happens if the three arrivals are told they'll be staying at a youth hostel that turns out to be a spa populated by beautiful women? But for some reason the guests keep mysteriously disappearing? And we learn that the reason these inmates were accepted was that they were going to be sold at a human torture auction where sadistic bidders pay high prices to mutilate and murder on a whim? Ridiculous, you say? Or does it sound eerily familiar? (To clarify, in the film, this took place in Slovakia. To further clarify, I'm joking. Upokoj sa!)

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