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Department of Defense Guantanamo Bay

15 inmates transferred to UAE

15 Aug, 2016

The Pentagon says fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the UAE, the largest such release in years. The latest transfers bring the remaining population of the detention center down to 61. Twelve of the prisoners released on Monday were from Yemen; the other three were from Afghanistan. The UAE has taken in a total of 20 prisoners for resettlement. Two of the Afghan prisoners — Mohammed Kamin and Obaidallah, who only has one name — had been briefly charged in a military commission. The war crimes prosecutor dropped those charges. The other 13 prisoners had never been charged with a crime.