2006 News Story

Three Saudi Guantanamo detainees released on bail

The Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that three Saudi Guantanamo detainees who were returned to the Kingdom on July 20, 2005 have been released on bail.

The Ministry said that the three were sentenced by the courts after they admitted to being present in troubled areas without the consent of their parents or government. They also admitted to using forged documents and endangering the lives of their families. Two of the detainees were sentenced to one year in prison, while the third, the time served at Guantanamo was deemed appropriate.

In related news, Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz yesterday said that Saudi Arabia is continuing its efforts to return the remaining Saudi Guantanamo detainees to the Kingdom.