KAZAKHSTAN TO APPEAL TO U.S. TO RELEASE GUANTANAMO DETAINEES

By 16 January (02/10/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)

The Kazakh leadership will ask Washington to release two young Kazakh citizens detained at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo, Cuba, First Deputy Foreign Minister Kairat Abuseitov told Interfax. He said Kazakh security officials have questioned the two men, who deny participating in any military operations in Afghanistan or having any connections with Al-Qaeda. (Interfax)