New Afghan detainees brought into Guantanamo

The same day an Afghan official announced the discharge of 11 Afghan detainees from US custody in Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan (as reported in JURIST's Paper Chase this morning and since confirmed in this Defense Department press release), the DOD has announced that an additional 10 Afghans have been brought in to Guantanamo from Afghanistan.

The DOD says that "decision to transfer a detainee to Guantonamo is based on their further intelligence value to the United States and whether they continue to pose a threat to the United States." Read the full DOD press release here. The number of detainees in Guanatanamo now stands, according to the Defense Department, at "approximately" 549.

 

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