6 Yemenis are moved to Oman
A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists.
Itwas the first movement of detainees out of the Guantanamo prison in five months as Congress considers new restrictions on transfers.
The six men boarded a flight Friday from the U.S. facility in Cuba. Their transfer reduced Guantanamo’s prison population to116.
President Obama has now transferred more than half the 242 detainees who were at Guantanamo when he was sworn into office in 2009 after campaigning to close it.