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Saudi team visits Guantanamo detainees

A Saudi team recently visited the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay at the invitation of US authorities, the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement yesterday.

The team met with the 53 Saudis detained at the facility to view the conditions of their imprisonment firsthand. Team members met with prison officials and were reassured about the prisoners’ conditions, the Ministry said.

The Saudi team also urged US officials to release the detainees so that they could be brought to justice in the Kingdom.

The visit is part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to repatriate the remaining Saudi detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.