US to release 6 more Guantanamo Bay prisoners

[JURIST] The US military has ordered the release of six more Guantanamo Bay [JURIST Hot Topic] and ordered a further 30 to remain in custody at the prison camp. The releases were ordered Friday after Combatant Status Review Tribunals [DOD press release] determined the detainees were not "enemy combatants". The Pentagon says eighteen detainees have been ordered released so far, though only one has avtually been freed. The rest remain at the US naval base pending discussions about their transfer between the State Department and their home governments. To date, the review panels have ordered 440 prisoners to remain in custody. AP has more.

 

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