A U.S. government review board has approved the transfer of five more Guantanamo Bay detainees, bringing the new total to eighteen.
The five men, three of whom are Yemeni while another is Kenyan and the fifth is Somali, were approved for transfer on Tuesday, the New York Times reported Tuesday, which marked the 20-year anniversary of the establishment of the prison in Cuba.

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The five detainees are: Moath al Alwi, Zuhail al Sharabi, Zakaria al Baidany, whom the government refers to as Omar Mohammed Ali al Rammah, Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, and Guled Hassan Duran. None of them have been charged with a crime.
Duran and Baidany’s attorneys have said they were tortured at a CIA “black sites,” and it was documented in a Senate Intelligence Committee report released in 2014. Duran, the government alleges, was a “key member” of East Africa’s branch of al Qaeda, which was “in the final stages of operational planning for terrorist operations in East Africa” before his 2003 capture, according to the Washington Post.
Similarly, the U.S government described Baidany as having “held a key role in al Qaeda linked plans to conduct explosives operations in Georgia and Chechnya,” documents published by WikiLeaks reve …

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