Detainee Transfer Announced
On Feb. 18, 2011, Muhammed pleaded guilty in a military commission to
offenses under the Military Commissions Act of 2009, and was sentenced to 14 years confinement. In exchange for his guilty plea and Muhammed’s
cooperation with prosecutors, the Convening Authority for Military
Commissions agreed through a pre-trial agreement to suspend all confinement in excess of 34 months. Following the completion of the unsuspended portion of his sentence as of Dec. 3, 2013, the United States Government has repatriated Muhammed to Sudan.
Idris was released from Guantanamo in accordance with a court order issued
on Oct. 4, 2013, by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Idris has been designated for transfer since 2009 by unanimous
consent among all six departments and agencies on the Guantanamo Review Task
Force. As directed by the president’s Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the
task force conducted a comprehensive review of Idris’s case, which examined
a number of factors, including security issues, in making that designation.
In accordance with congressionally mandated reporting requirements, the
administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer these
The United States coordinated with the Government of Sudan regarding
appropriate security measures and to ensure that these transfers are
consistent with our humane treatment policy.
Today, 158 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay.
- Two Guantánamo Prisoners Transferred to Saudi Arabia (nytimes.com)
- 2 Saudis sent home from Guantánamo (miamiherald.com)
- Guantanamo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia (irishtimes.com)
- Sudanese prisoner finishes Guantanamo sentence, will head home (dailymaverick.co.za)
- Two Sudanese to ‘be freed’ from Guantanamo jail (africareview.com)
- US transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia (yalibnan.com)
- US sends 2 Saudis home from Guantanamo (sacbee.com)
- US Drops Opposition, Will Allow Judge to Release Gitmo Detainee (news.antiwar.com)
- US sends 2 Saudis home from Guantanamo (mcclatchydc.com)
- For Mentally Ill Guantanamo Prisoners Incapable of ‘Returning to Battlefield,’ Maybe There’s Hope (dissenter.firedoglake.com)