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The UK government has requested the release of five  British residents from US custody at Guantanamo Bay.   The men are not British citizens but lived in the UK before they  were detained by the US.  The request is a change of policy for the government, which had  previously said it could not intercede for non-British citizens.  Foreign Secretary David Miliband formally wrote to his US counterpart Condoleezza Rice with the  request.  The five men are Shaker Abdur-Raheem Aamer, Jamil el-Banna, Omar Deghayes, Binyam  Mohammed al Habashi and Abdulnour Sameur.  Lengthy talks   They were former UK residents who had either been granted  refugee status, indefinite leave or exceptional leave to remain  prior to their detention.  The Foreign Office said "discussions with the US government  about the release and return of these five men may take some  time".  "The government will of course continue to take all necessary 
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course POLT 380 taught by Professor Siggelakis during the Spring '10 term at New Hampshire.

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