[JURIST] The US Department of Defense today announced Saturday that a further 35 detainees had been transferred off of the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Today's transfers raise the overall total of individuals transferred out of detention to 191. One of today's transferees was an individual approved for release by the Combatant Status Review Tribunal, which makes determinations about combatants and their legal status.
The other 34 individuals being released are being returned to Pakistan; six of them are scheduled to be released. The DOD estimates that today's transfers put the total number of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility at 550. Read the DOD news release here.