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Two Guantánamo Prisoners Sent To Saudi Arabia

Syuzanna Petrosyan |
December 16, 2013 | 5:04 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Guantanamo Bay (Wikimedia Commons)
Guantanamo Bay (Wikimedia Commons)
As part of a renewed effort to close Guantanamo Bay, two prisoners have been transferred to Saudi Arabia from the detention camp.

After a security review, the U.S. officials allowed two Saudis to be transferred to the custody of their own government.

The men are 35-year-old Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and 48-year-old Hamood Abdulla Hamood.

Neither prisoner had been charged with a crime.

Dozens of prisoners have been transferred to Saudi Arabia and later released after going through a rehabilitation program.

The two men's transfer bring the Guantanamo population to 160 prisoners.

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