2007 News Story

Saudi Gitmo returnees to be temporarily released for the Eid Al-Fitr

Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz has permitted all Saudi detainees who were extradited back to the Kingdom from Guantanamo Bay to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr with their families. The directive applies to the detainees who are awaiting trials. After the holiday, the detainees will return to complete legal proceedings.

The Ministry issued a similar directive last year. All of the detainees returned to their cells after the Eid.