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Slovakia Takes 3 Gitmo Detainees

Transfer based on EU-US agreement designed to help close prison
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 11:39 AM CST
Slovakia Takes 3 Gitmo Detainees
Flags hang above the sign marking the Camp Justice compound, the site of the U.S. war crimes tribunal, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Three detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay were moved to Slovakia over the weekend, bringing the total number of detainees at the Cuban base down to 193. Neither that nation nor the Justice Department, at Slovakia’s urging, would disclose the former prisoners’ names or nationalities, Reuters reports. Slovakia agreed to take the men pursuant to an EU-US agreement designed to speed the closing of the facility. (Read more Guantanamo Bay stories.)

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