Four New Guantánamo Transfers–and the Remaining Detainees

Via the Department of Defense and the inestimable Carol Rosenberg comes word of four new detainee transfers this morning–of Afghan detainees Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir (all of whom had been “cleared for release” years ago) back to Afghanistan. That brings the remaining detainee population at Guantánamo down to 132, 64 of whom have been cleared for release (55 of those 64 are Yemeni). And just in case we’ve lost track, below the fold I provide a breakdown by nationality of the remaining detainees (data derived from the New York Times‘ invaluable Guantánamo Docket):

  • 84 from Yemen
  • 9 from Saudi Arabia
  • 8 from Afghanistan
  • 6 from Pakistan
  • 4 from Libya
  • 3 from Tunisia
  • 2 from Algeria
  • 2 from Malaysia
  • 2 from Mauritania
  • 2 from Morocco
  • 1 from Egypt/Bosnia (dual citizen)
  • 1 from Indonesia
  • 1 from Iraq
  • 1 from Kenya
  • 1 from Kuwait
  • 1 from the Palestinian Territories
  • 1 from Russia
  • 1 from Somalia
  • 1 from Tajikistan
  • 1 from the UAE

 

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Steve Vladeck

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security and Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Follow him on Twitter (@steve_vladeck).