Gitmo Detainees Transferred Out
Three Gitmo detainees have been transferred to Slovakia and one to Switzerland. There is little information about details of the prisoners. The detainee from Uzbekistan was transferred to Switzerland.
This leaves nearly 200 prisoners in the offshore prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba which has been criticised by human rights activists for its murky treatment of captives. The disposition of the Gitmo prisoners has been a hot potato since President Obama pledged to close it. Many in the U.S. are convinced that all the captives are dangerous terrorists and do not wish to have them in U.S. prisons if they are charged and convicted.
Canadian citizen, Omar Khadr has been in Gitmo for over seven years awaiting disposition of his fate. He was captured in Afghanistan at age 15 and accused of involvement in the death of a U.S. medic.
Omar Khadr comes from a notorious family that was heavily involved in the al Qaeda movement. His brother Abdullah Khadr is facing an extradition hearing in April. The U.S. has asked for his extradition to face terrorism charges.