Five Kuwaiti detainees released from Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] Five Kuwaiti citizens have been released from the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], Kuwait Foreign Ministry [official website] officials confirmed Thursday. The five men are among 11 Kuwaitis who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo for nearly the last four years without trial. Upon return to Kuwait, the five detainees will likely be tried on charges of committing an act of aggression against a friendly foreign nation by fighting against US forces in Afghanistan under the former Taliban regime. One of the released detainees, Abdulaziz al-Shimmari, had participated in the ongoing hunger strike [JURIST report] at Guantanamo and was described as a "walking skeleton." Another released detainee was said to be suffering a nervous breakdown [Reuters report] as a result of his imprisonment. From Lebanon, the Daily Star has more.

 

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