al Bihani is third successful GTMO detainee before PRB; SecDef considering transfer of six others to Uruguay

Two weeks ago, the GTMO Periodic Review Board determined that continued law-of-war detention of Ghaleb Nassar al Bihani “is no longer necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security ofthe United States” and recommended that he be transferred to “a third country,” i.e., not his home nation of Yemen.

That’s the third such determination out of four cases that the PRB has decided, with two others pending decision.  The running chart, with relevant documents, is here.  Carol Rosenberg has further details here.

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Hagel is considering whether the statutory standard is satisfied for transfer of six other detainees to Uruguay. 

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Marty Lederman

Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He was Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Legal Counsel from 2009-2010, and Attorney Advisor at the Office of Legal Counsel from 1994-2002. Member of the editorial board of Just Security. You can follow him on Twitter (@marty_lederman).