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UK Says Five Guantanamo Detainees to Be Returned

Five British citizens held at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp are to be sent home, the government said on Thursday. “We have agreed with the United States authorities that five of the British detainees will return to the United Kingdom,” Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told reporters. “These men will be flown home…in the next few weeks.” The five are among nine Britons out of about 660 people held at the camp on Cuba, set up in January 2002 to hold combatants captured in Afghanistan or with alleged links to al Qaeda. When they return, police will consider whether to arrest them under British terror legislation, Straw said. He would make no predictions about the likelihood of them facing trial. Full Story

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