DOD transfers three more Guantanamo detainees

DOD transfers three more Guantanamo detainees

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] announced Monday that it has transferred three more Guantanamo detainees [press release], one each to Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The unnamed individuals are among more than 65 Guantanamo [JURIST news archive] detainees government officials have declared eligible for transfer. About 265 detainees remain at the base.

The Bush administration has been facing growing pressure to close the Guantanamo military prison. Last August, President Bush expressed hope that the Guantanamo detention facility would eventually be shut down [JURIST report], but said that other countries had shown reluctance to accept detainees.