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From Mr John Alexander Stewart.

Sir, Sevastopol is an important Russian naval base in a foreign country. Guantánamo Bay is an important American naval base in a foreign country.

The Russian presence is under a legally binding long-term lease. The American presence is under a disputed treaty more than 100 years old.

Crimea is full of Russians. Cuba is not full of Americans. Crimea invited the Russians in and Cuba wants the Americans out.

Can we expect an indignant response from the west when the Russians decide to lock up and torture suspected terrorists without trial in Sevastopol, in that it is outside Russian jurisdiction?

John Alexander Stewart, Saas Fee, Switzerland

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