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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:56 PM
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3 Gitmo Inmates Arrive in Kingdom...Arab News.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:59 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
i know this is an arab news site....but i got it from www.watchingamerica.com ...Discover What the World Thinks About U.S.
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http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=67286...

RIYADH, 21 July 2005 The United States has handed over three Saudi citizens who were held at the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Interior said here yesterday.

The three men, among 520 inmates which included 124 Saudis detained at the camp since the US-led war in Afghanistan, have arrived in the Kingdom, the ministry said in a statement.

The statement said that the Saudi government was exerting continued efforts to repatriate all its citizens detained abroad and appreciates the US authorities cooperation in this regard. The families of the Saudi citizens have been notified of their arrival in the Kingdom. Legal measures concerning them will be completed, the ministry said.

US authorities last repatriated five Saudis from Guantanamo in May 2003. The latest repatriation leaves 121 Saudis at the camp.

A member of the detainees defense team said last week that Saudi lawyers had met US counterparts who could defend those still being held in case of a trial in the US.


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In another development, a security advisory issued by the American Embassy here yesterday has asked all US citizens living in Saudi Arabia to exercise maximum security precautions and maintain a high level of vigilance while moving from one place to another.

This new wardens message has warned all American citizens to monitor their security keeping in view the fact that the US Embassy has received indications of operational planning for a terrorist attack or attacks in the Kingdom.

Andrew Mitchell, a spokesman of the US Embassy, confirmed the issuance of this new advisory here yesterday. Mitchell, however, said: This is only a warden message issued by the local US Embassy for the safety and security of American citizens, not a travel warning (which is more serious) issued by the US State Department. The US Embassy, however, has no specific information concerning timing, target or method of any possible attack(s) in Saudi Arabia, says the advisory.

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