Saturday, June 03, 2006

Saudis free former Guantanamo prisoners

The Saudi Arabian government has freed three Saudi citizens repatriated in July 2005 from the U.S. Camp Delta detention facility in Guantanamo, Cuba.





Following their repatriation the three served brief prison sentences in Saudi Arabia before being set free. The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry released a statement saying the men were released on Monday under "legal guarantees."

The News International reported on May 31 that the ministry release stated that they had been convicted of "being present in trouble spots without their parents' consent or permission from the authorities," using forged documents and "endangering the lives of family members."

Assistant Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz stated his hope that the three would now lead a "normal" life, saying, "The kingdom is pursuing efforts to obtain the repatriation of all Saudis held in Guantanamo."

A total of 24 Saudi citizens have now been released from Guantanamo, but according to Riyadh at least 105 Saudi nationals remain in the facility.

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Hmmm , they were "present in trouble spots without their parents' consent or permission from the authorities." So loitering in another country is a crime for Saudi Arabians ? It hardly sounds like they just released enemy combatants so dangerous they needed to be locked up without trial by the US.

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