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Detainee move leaves 192 prisoners at Guantanamo

Detainee move leaves 192 prisoners at Guantanamo

The Justice Department says a Guantanamo Bay detainee was transferred to Switzerland for resettlement, lowering the number of prisoners at the U.S. facility in Cuba to 192.
The U.S. government identified the detainee as an Uzbek national but is withholding his name at the request of the Swiss government.
Two government officials say that a presidential task force recommended that at least 80 of the Guantanamo prisoners be brought to the U.S. to face trial, military commissions or continued imprisonment without charges. About 110 detainees have been approved for transfer to foreign countries.
The latest transfer to Switzerland brings to at least 38 the number of countries that have accepted more than 570 Guantanamo Bay detainees since 2002.


Updated : 2021-10-18 06:59 GMT+08:00