Gitmo detainees to be repatriated
Six Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainees are to be repatriated. The decision to send the Yemeni detainees back to their home country is significant. For months the US has been in talks with the government of Yemen. Yemeni prisoners make up forty–seven percent of the 210 detainees at Guantanamo. An attorney for fourteen of the Yemeni detainees said that the population of Yemeni prisoners hinders the Obama administration’s plan to close the facility. Yemen is one of the poorer countries in the world, an al-Qaeda stronghold. For this reason, critics of the release are saying that the detainees will be released back to the nest of the enemy. For more, see The Washington Post.