US transfers Gitmo prisoner to Switzerland

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:41

Washington: The US has announced transfer of
an Uzbek detainee from Guantanamo Bay to Switzerland for
resettlement.

"The Swiss Government, with the support of the Canton of
Geneva, accepted an Uzbek national for resettlement and his
transfer was carried out according to arrangements between the
governments of the United States and Switzerland," the
Department of Justice said in a statement.

The individual`s identity has not been released.

"The United States is grateful to the Government of
Switzerland and the Canton of Geneva for their willingness to
support US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention
facility," the Department of Justice said.

At present, 192 detainees remain in Guantanamo Bay. Since
2002, more than 570 detainees have departed Guantanamo Bay for
various countries, including Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Denmark,
Egypt, France, Maldives.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:41

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