The Pentagon identified the Yemenis as Asim Thabit Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, Muhammad Ali Husayn Khanayna and Sabri Muhammad Ibrahim Al Qurashi. The Tunisians were named as Adel Al-Hakeemy and Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Lufti as per latest reports from Reuters News Ageny. All the these men were captured in Pakistan suspected to have ties with Al Qaeda Ever since President Barack Obama took the office he has been trying to close Guantanamo prison but has always faced political opposition from the Republicans and even his own democratic party in congress.
The idea to hold these people in Guantanamo was made by President Obama Predecessor George W Bush after declaring War on terror after the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.
Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Kazakhstan for resettlement after a series of negotiations. The Pentagon said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of prisoner transfers aimed at closing the facility. The men who have been released have been deemed as low risk but still had to spend years in prison without any kind of formal charge in a court of law.
Back in 2008 President Obama said “I’m going to be doing everything I can to close it,” but still there are 127 prisoners still being held in Guantanamo with an uncertain future. So far 30 former detainees have been resettled in countries like Uruguay, Georgia and Slovakia