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Feb 2, 2023

U.S. Government to Foot Majid Khan’s Resettlement Expenses

Eamon Courtenay

According to Foreign Minister Courtenay, Khan is being given a second chance at starting his life over after years of abuse and torture while in detention.  Khan arrived in Belize this morning as a free man and the initial expenses regarding his resettlement are being covered by the United States government.


Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“The United States government formally requested the Government of Belize to consider resettling Mr. Khan in Belize as a humanitarian act.  After extended negotiations with the U.S government and careful analysis, the Cabinet if Belize approved Mr. Khan’s resettlement in Belize at the cost of the United States government.  Mr. Khan is not in Belize as a detainee.  He has served his sentence and is a free man.  Mr. Khan is not a terrorist, he has fully recanted, accepted responsibility for his action and asked Allah for forgiveness and he has been de-radicalized.  Mr. Khan will, therefore, be free to travel throughout the country, to study, to work, to start a business and make the most of the rest of his life after twenty years in detention. The United States government is providing all the funds to cover Mr. Khan’s integration into Belizean society, including housing and initial living expenses.  The Government of Belize considers Mr. Khan’s resettlement as a humanitarian act.  Though Khan may have contributed to acts of terrorism, he was brutally abused and tortured.  He has repudiated his radicalism, cooperated with U.S. authorities in the fight against terrorism and has served his time.”

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