4 detainees from Guantanamo Bay land in Yemen

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June 21, 2007 12:38

 
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Yemen has received four of its citizens who were transferred from Guantanamo Bay prison, where the US had held them since 2002 for suspected al-Qaida links, security officials and rights advocates said Thursday. The US announced the transfer of the men back to their home country on Tuesday, but did not reveal their names. The return of the men raised the total number of Yemeni nationals who have been sent home from Guantanamo to 12, according to figures maintained by The Associated Press. Almost 100 Yemenis remain in the detention facility, more than from any other nation.

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