US, France agree to transfer of remaining French citizens from Gitmo

[JURIST] The US has agreed to transfer the last three French citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST Hot Topic] to France, with an official announcement of the agreement expected later Tuesday. The remaining detainees are Mustaq Ali Patel, Ridouane Khalid and Khaled Ben Mustafa, who have been held by the US since being arrested in 2001 and 2002 in Afghanistan. The US transferred four French detainees last summer, and they remain in the custody of the French government, which is investigating terror links. The US also transferred several Australian and British detainees last month. The agreement in principle was announced before US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was scheduled to meet with French President Jacques Chirac later today. AFP has more.



 

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