“Four More Detainees Release from Gitmo,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, December 20, 2014:
Four more detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility were released from the prison and sent to Afghanistan, according to an announcement made by the Pentagon on Saturday.
The four detainees—Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir—have been repatriated in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon, which announced the the transfer is part of a larger bid by President Barack Obama to fully shut down the prison facility at Gitmo.
“This repatriation reflects the Defense Department’s continued commitment to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo in a responsible manner,” Paul Lewis, the defense department’s special envoy for the closure of Guantanamo, said in a statement provided to the Free Beacon.
Just 132 detainees now remain imprisoned in Gitmo, which has seen a high of around 775 prisoners.
Each of those four released from Gitmo has been imprisoned for at least 10 years.
The Obama administration has relased [sic] the four on the basis that charges cannot be brought against them and that it is possible to reintegrate the individuals back into society following the detention….