Oman: Guantánamo detainees arrive

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Issue 995 - 19 Jun 2015 | 1 minute read

The US Department of Defense said on 13 June that it had transferred six detainees, all of them understood to be Yemeni, from the Guantánamo Bay detention facility to Oman. The US is looking to close the facility, where 116 detainees remain. “The United States is grateful to the government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture,” the department said in a statement, adding that the two governments had co-ordinated to make sure the transfers took place “consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures”.

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