Guantanamo Detainees Repatriated to Home Countries
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the repatriation of 12 detainees from the infamous Guantanamo Bay Prison to their home countries. The prisoners were sent to Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan. This is part of the U.S. government's attempt to empty the offshore prison as quickly as possible. Some of the prisoners are slated to be moved to a revamped prison in Illinois.
Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees were transferred to their home country. Two Somali detainees were transferred to regional authorities in Somaliland. Six Yemeni detainees also were sent home.
Those detainees being repatriated were named. There is no word regarding charges against these men or compensation for being held for years at Guantamamo Bay Prison.
Afghans Abdul Hafiz, Sharifullah, Mohamed Rahim and Mohammed Hashim.
-Somali detainees Mohammed Soliman Barre and Ismael Arale.
Yemenis Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mari, Farouq Ali Ahmed, Ayman Saeed Abdullah Batarfi, Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher, Fayad Yahya Ahmed al Rami and Riyad Atiq Ali Abdu al Haf.