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erienewsnow.com 12 Jan, 2022 02:15 am

2 Guantanamo detainees cleared for release as prison marks 20 years - Erie News Now

2 Guantanamo detainees cleared for release as prison marks 20 years - Erie News Now
By Ellie Kaufman, CNN

The Periodic Review Board, a government entity established during the Obama administration to determine whether detainees at the facility were guilty, announced the decisions in filings posted to its website.With these two decisions, 15 detainees have now been cleared for transfer by the Periodic Review Board and are eligible for release, pending diplomatic arrangements.All the detainees who are eligible for transfer out of the prison have undergone a review by the Periodic Review Board since the start of the Biden administration, Kirby added.The Periodic Review Board noted that its decision to clear Bajabu for release was based on his "low level of training and lack of leadership role in his pre-detention activities.

" Duran is the first "high value" detainee to be cleared by the Periodic Review Board, his attorney Shane Kadidal told CNN.By Ellie Kaufman, CNN Two detainees who have been at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than a decade have been cleared for release, according to public documents.

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