UPDATE ~ US negotiating with three nations about transfer of Gitmo prisoners

[JURIST] Updating an earlier story, the US is now reportedly engaged in discussions with three countries about the transfer of detainees currently being held in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] back to their home jurisdictions. A US agreement with Saudi Arabia and Yemen for the turnover of prisoners similar to that reached with Afghanistan would reduce the prisoner population at Guantanamo Bay by up to 70 percent. Allegations of prisoner abuse [JURIST report] have made the facility a target for criticism and investigation, but human rights groups are also concerned about the potential implications of transferring prisoners to countries with suspect human rights records [JURIST report]. The Washington Post has more.

 

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