U.S. Officials Say 3 Guantanamo Detainees Sent Home to Saudi Arabia

Published June 12, 2009

| AP

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say three Guantanamo Bay detainees have been sent home to Saudi Arabia.

The Justice Department say the trio will be subject to judicial review in Saudi Arabia before they participate in a rehabilitation program administered by the Saudi government.

With the latest transfer, the U.S. has removed 10 detainees from Guantanamo in the past week, sending four to Bermuda, one to Chad, one to Iraq, and one to face trial in New York City. That leaves 229 detainees still at the U.S. military detention center in Cuba.

The three men sent to Saudi Arabia are Khalid Saad Mohammed, Abdalaziz Kareem Salim Al Noofayaee and Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair.