US releases three more Guantanamo detainees

US releases three more Guantanamo detainees

[JURIST] The US military announced Monday that three more detainees from Iran, Yemen and Tajikistan respectively have been released from the US terror suspect detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] and sent home to their own countries. US Defense Department Combatant Status Review Tribunals [US DOD backgrounder] had found the Yemeni and Tajik prisoners improperly classed as "enemy combatants" posing a threat the United States. An administrative review board conducting an annual review of detentions had advised the release of the Iranian. The departure of these three detainess leaves 505 others still at Gitmo; 245 have so far been freed outright or released into the custody of their home countries. Read the US Defense Department press release on the detainee transfers. Reuters has more.