The US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced March 23 that three Guantánamo Bay detainees had been transferred to the country of Georgia. The transfer was approved by unanimous consent of the Guantánamo Review Task Force, an inter-agency group that reviewed several factors regarding the detainees, including security. The identities of the released detainees are being withheld due to security and privacy concerns. The DoJ stated that the US “is grateful to Georgia for its willingness to support US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay facility.” More than 580 detainees have been transferred from Guantánamo Bay since 2002. With the departure of these last three detainees, 183 detainees remain in the military prison.
From Jurist, March 24. Used with permission.