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US negotiating with 10 more countries to send Gitmo detainees home

[JURIST] In addition to the deals currently being finalized [JURIST report] between the United States and the governments of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, the US is negotiating with 10 more Muslim countries to return their citizens held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The goal of the plan is to expedite detainee transfers and give home countries a greater role in the prosecution of alleged terrorists. Among the countries involved are Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Morocco; according to the State Department, at least 19 prisoners from these countries are currently awaiting transferral. The two most important factors on the US side of negotiations are the humane treatment of detainees in their home countries and security guarantees ensuring that those handed over are unable to escape detention. The Washington Post has more.

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