Abu Bakker Qassim was a little concerned when Albania granted him and four other Muslim Uighurs political asylum.
It was back in 2006, and they'd all spent four-and-a-half years as detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
"What I knew about Albania, it was a communist state," Qassim says. "I was saying to myself, 'Albania, that's a communist state, we already left a communist state.'"
Qassim says he fled China in 2001 to escape persecution of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minoirity group.