Three Detainees Sent to Saudi Arabia

By Lindsey Ellerson

Jun 12, 2009 6:32pm

ABC News has learned three more detainees were transported from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay on Friday.

Khalid Saad Mohammed, Abdalaziz Kareem Salim Al Noofayaee and Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair arrived in Saudi Arabia this evening.

Ten detainees have left Guantanamo this week as part of the administration’s efforts to close the detainee center. One was sent to New York to be tried for his role in the 1998 Embassy bombings. One was sent to Chad, one to Iraq, and four Uighurs were sent to Bermuda.

Of the nine who have been freed, five of them – the Uighurs and Mohammed El Gharani, transferred to his native Chad — were ordered released by judges citing lack of evidence against them.

Four were previously approved for released by the Bush administration, including Iraqi Jawad Jabbar Sadkhan and the three Saudis released today.

-jpt

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