Two Kuwaiti detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] US officials Thursday released two Kuwaiti men [press release] who had been held for four years at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], Cuba, after the military announced their intended transfer [JURIST report] over the weekend. It is currently unclear whether Omar Rajab Amin and Abdullah Kamel al-Kandari [Project Kuwaiti Freedom profiles] will face charges or further detention in Kuwait, or whether they will be freed upon their arrival in the country.

The Kuwaiti Family Committee [advocacy website], which advocates for the release of Kuwaitis being held at Guantanamo, said families and relatives of the men and other prisoners planned to meet them at the airport. The US military has confirmed that 130 of the prisoners still at the prison base are eligible for release or transfer, but logistics with their home countries need to be settled before their releases are scheduled. AP has more.



 

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