Yemeni foreign minister says US releasing 7 Yemen citizens from Gitmo

[JURIST] Yemen's foreign minister said Sunday that the US has officially agreed to release seven Yemenis currently being held at the US terror detention camp at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said a date has not been determined for the prisoners' hand-over and authorities have been told there are a total of 107 Yemen citizens detained at the US base. Another Yemeni official said a security team will begin trying to identify all those being held. Earlier this month, the Pentagon said it released seven other Guantanamo prisoners [JURIST report] to Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Afghanistan. Reuters has more.

 

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