6 Ye­me­nis are moved to Oman

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

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.

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