DOD transfers 11 more detainees from Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] Eleven more detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay [press release], the US Defense Department said Sunday. According to the DOD announcement, eight detainees were transferred to Afghanistan and three were transferred to Jordan. The names of the eleven men were not released. In October, another six detainees were transferred to Afghanistan [JURIST report].

With the transfer, about 320 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. The Defense Department [official website] has indicated that approximately 80 detainees at Guantanamo are currently eligible to be transferred off the base, and the terms of their departure are the focus of ongoing discussions between the US and the detainees' home nations. In August, US President George W. Bush said that while he hopes that the prison can eventually be closed, other countries have been reluctant to accept the detainees [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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