Two more Kuwaitis set for release from Guantanamo

[JURIST] Two Kuwaiti nationals held for four years in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], Cuba, are set to be sent home to stand trial, the head of the Kuwaiti Family Committee [advocacy website], a group lobbying for the release of Kuwaiti detainees, said Sunday. The two prisoners to be released have been identified as Omar Rajab Amin, 39, and Abdullah Kamel al-Kandari, 33 [Project Kuwaiti Freedom profiles].

Some 12 Kuwaitis have been detained in Guantanamo Bay since the US ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan [JURIST news archive] in 2001. Five were released [JURIST report] in November 2005 and then acquitted [JURIST report] by a court in Kuwait in May 2006. It is unclear when exactly the remaining Kuwaitis will be released, although Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah [BBC profile] met with US President Bush at the White House last week to discuss the matter. Reuters has more.

 

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