Guantanamo review board approves release of four detainees

[JURIST] The Pentagon announced Friday that four detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] are to be released after Combatant Status Review Tribunal [State Dept. press release] determination that they no longer pose a threat. No details about the detainees were provided. The quasi-judicial tribunal, set by the US Defense Department to address concerns over indefinite detentions [JURIST report], reviews inmate files at least once a year and decides whether detainees should be released, transferred to the detainee's home government, or remain in US custody. The panel considers input from detainees' family and home country, but no legal representation is permitted. Several dozen other prisoners currently being held at the base are similarly slated for release, but some are being held because US officials fear they will be mistreated if returned home [JURIST report]. AP has more.



 

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