3 Gitmo Detainees Sent to Yemen, Ireland

Alla Ali bin Ali Ahmed, an innocent Yemeni stranded at Guantanamo for months after being ordered released by a U.S. District Court Judge, has been sent home to Yemen. Judge Gladys Kessler's May opinion is here. (pdf.)

Two other Gitmo detainees have been sent to Ireland. Their names haven't been released yet. Here's a chart with the names of those ordered released but still detained in red. The New York Times has this list of countries that have accepted Guantanamo detainees.

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    If It Wasn't For Those Meddling Judges (5.00 / 0) (#3)
    by john horse on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 07:35:39 AM EST
    who keep insisting that the government provide evidence to prove their allegations, there wouldn't be a problem. (sarcasm alert)

    As maddog points out in his comments "GW was right that it (Guantanmo) would be difficult to close."  And I agree.  Its real hard work keeping men incarcerated based on insufficient evidence.  (another sarcasm alert)  It was hard work for the Bush administration not to bother to establish a consolidated repository of intelligence and evidence on each prisoner.  After all, they only had seven years to get this done. (yet another sarcasm alert)

    When you look at the number of Guantanamo detainees brought to trial (a handful) and convictions obtained (have there been any?) compared to the number of detainees originally incarcerated (over 700), there can be no doubt that Guantanamo has been a failure.  

    Great Sarcasm (none / 0) (#9)
    by maddog on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 03:58:33 PM EST
    But the whole point is that it was suppose to be so easy to close the place, regardless of the mistakes Bush made.  Still isn't closed and won't be for a long time.

    Would you calso care (2.00 / 0) (#4)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 08:04:34 AM EST
    To talk about the ones released who went back to attacking us??

    Evidently we didn't work hard enough...........

    we did (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 11:25:50 AM EST
    here, debunking that report.

    I'll take DOD over Seton Hall (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 03:27:38 PM EST
    and give you 10.

    Citing a memo prepared for him by his staff, Hunter proceeded to discuss some of the at least 10 detainees who have been released from Guantanamo Bay, or Gitmo, only to re-join the fight against the U.S. coalition bringing democracy to Afghanistan.

    Among the names listed in the memo is Mohammed Yusif Yaqeb (search), also known as Mullah Shazada. Yaqeb was released in May 2003. He proceeded to become the head of Taliban (search) operations in southern Afghanistan and was killed one year later in a fight with U.S. forces.



    Guantanamo is still open? (none / 0) (#1)
    by maddog on Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 06:29:48 PM EST
    I thought St. Barack was going to close it immediately.  I guess the monster GW was right that it would be difficult to close.  Really haven't heard about it still being open though.  Must be the objective press finding something else to report on.

    Reading a redacted opinion is a pain (none / 0) (#2)
    by andgarden on Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 06:55:28 PM EST
    So far, p. 16 is almost completely meaningless.

    "Innocent" is a bit much (none / 0) (#6)
    by diogenes on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 02:50:19 PM EST
    Just say that there was no evidence was found against him, notwithstanding that potential witnesses are spread around the globe.

    the judge said the evidence (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 03:35:21 PM EST
    against him wasn't credible. Please read the opinion. He shouldn't have to prove his innocence. The Government should have to prove he was an enemy combatant by reliable evidence. If it fails, as it did here, he should not continue to be held.