Three Bahrainees released from Guantanamo prison
Bahrain-USA, Politics, 11/5/2005
A Bahraini official said three citizens held in the American military base in Guantanamo bay in Cuba were released and left the base on Friday evening heading back to the country, and they are expected to arrive in Bahrain later in the day.
The Bahrain official news agency quoted the minister of information Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar as saying that the release of the three men came directly after intensive efforts and at direct directives from the King of Bahrain.
He explained that the three released men will be brought before the attorney general to take measures adopted in the course of enacted laws in the kingdom. He indicated that the government prepared a program for rehabilitating them and integrate them into society.
The three released men ar Adel kamel Haji, Abdullah majid al-Nueimi and Salman Ibrahim al-Khaleifa.
The minister did not indicate the fate of other three Bahraini detained in Guantanamo including Jumaa al-Dousari about whom news said he tried to commit suicide in the detention camp and was observing a food strike.
Like many other countries, Bahrain called on Washington repeteadly to release its 6 citizens held in the base and sent security delegations three times at least to learn about their conditions.
The American forces detained the 6 Bahraini citizens in Pakistani lands during its war in Afghanistan over suspicion they are members in al-Qaida organization.
On Friday evening five Kuwaitis who were also held in a prison in Guantanamu returned home back. Kuwaiti officials said that they will be tried before a Kuwaiti court.
Worthy mentioning that number of persons who left Guantanamu detention center is 252 since its opening in January 2002 and that other 5000 prisoners are still held there.
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