Saudis release 11 detained ex-Guantanamo inmates

December 20, 2006 19:59


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Saudi authorities released 11 Saudis who were detained in their homeland for investigation after their release from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay in mid-2006, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday. The ministry also revealed for the first time that it had convicted some of the former Guantanamo detainees of violations of the law after their return from the US prison. Previously, officials had said they were investigating the returnees but had not announced any prosecutions. Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said 28 detainees who were released from Guantanamo in May and June confessed to "committing legal violations. They stood trial, and the court issued different sentences against them."

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