Yemen agrees to take most Yemeni Guantanamo detainees: official Michael Sung at 9:36 AM ET
[JURIST] Yemen has agreed to receive most Yemeni detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], a senior Yemeni official told Reuters Sunday. The official said that "there are continuous talks with the Americans to hand over the Yemenis in Guantanamo to the Yemeni government," although the official did not specify how many prisoners would be transferred to Yemen [JURIST news archive] or when the transfers would take place. A team of US lawyers representing Yemeni nationals at Guantanamo estimates that approximately 100 detainees currently held at Guantanamo are Yemeni citizens, and called for the Yemeni government to be "assertive and affirmative" to help secure the release of Yemeni detainees.
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