Egyptian detainee freed from Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense announced [press release] Saturday the release of one Egyptian detainee from the prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] after a military Combatant Status Review Tribunal [US DOD factsheet] determined he was no longer an enemy combatant. The unnamed detainee will be transferred back to Egypt. According to Saturday's statement, the military has thusfar transferred or released 246 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, and 505 are still held at the base. AFP has more.

 

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