The American Center for Justice welcomes the release of 12 Yemeni detainees returning from Guantanamo by the UAE

The American Center for Justice (ACJ) welcomes the release of all 12 Yemeni detainees returning from Guantanamo by the United Arab Emirates of which it has received since 2015 and handed over to the Yemeni government. The released detainees arrived on an Emirati plane at Mukalla Airport today, Wednesday.

The UAE transferred 18 Yemeni detainees in 2015 from the notorious American prison and received them based on an agreement it made with the US government to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into society as part of US President Barack Obama’s plan to close the prison, but they were subjected to arrest, enforced disappearance and cruel treatment in UAE prisons.

The center commends the positive role and good dealings by the Yemeni government, which informed the families of the detainees to come to receive their children and receive them directly without any obstacles.

(ACJ) calls on the Yemeni government to take care of and protect detainees, provide safe shelters, job opportunities, health care, and all requirements of a decent life, and continue providing full care for them in a way that helps them integrate into society and practice their normal lives.

It is worth mentioning that the UAE handed over 6 detainees who were immediately released by the government and handed them over to their families in late July.

 Names of the returning detainees:

1- Majed Mahmoud Abdu Ahmed

2- Bashir Nasir Ali Al-Marwala

3- Abdulmohsen Abdulrab Al-Ba’is

4- Zaher Omar bin Hamdoun

5- Ali Ahmed Muhammad Al-Razhi

6- Fahmi Salem Saeed Al-Asani

7-Yaseen Mohamed Ismail

8 – Abdulrahman Abdu Abu al-Ghaith Suleiman

9- Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Abdul Wali Al Mujahid

10- Adel Saeed Al-Hajj

11- Murshed Ali Saleh

Issued by the American Center for Justice (ACJ)

October 27, 2021

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