US to release three more Kuwaiti prisoners from Guantanamo

[JURIST] The head of a support group for families of Kuwaiti prisoners held by the US at the Guantanamo Bay military prison has said that American authorities have agreed to release five of the remaining eleven Kuwait prisoners held at the facility, but have not yet agreed to a timetable for their transfer. Khalid al-Ouda expressed hope, however, that that would be within a month. Ouda said that meanwhile six of the eleven Kuwait detainees had joined the hunger strike at the prison [JURIST report] now in its second month, and that two had had to be hospitalized after refusing food for five weeks. The other four were "not in good health." The only Kuwaiti detainee released from Guantanamo thusfar is Nasser al-Mutairi, who was transferred to Kuwaiti custody in January [JURIST report] and later cleared by a Kuwait court [JURIST report]. Project Kuwaiti Freedom [advocacy website] offers additional material on the detention and condition of the Kuwaiti detainees. AFP has more.



 

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