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National Briefing

Washington, D.c.

Detainees sent to Yemen, Ireland

September 27, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Justice Department announced the transfer of three Guantanamo Bay detainees to the governments of Yemen and Ireland.

Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed, a Yemen native, was returned to his homeland. A federal court in May ruled that Ahmed could no longer be detained at the U.S. military detention facility in Cuba.

The two other detainees, whose names were not disclosed for security reasons, have been sent to Ireland. In July, the Irish government agreed to accept the two Uzbek prisoners, making it one of at least four European nations that agreed to take detainees.

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