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Uruguay's Mujica releases US documents guaranteeing ex Guantanamo prisoners are not terrorists

  • Uruguay's President Jose Mujica looks up during a press conference at the workers union PIT-CNT in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. The six men are free and staying at a Montevideo house as guests of a major labor union. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's President Jose Mujica looks up during a press conference at the workers union PIT-CNT in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. The six men are free and staying at a Montevideo house as guests of a major labor union. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

  • Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, second left, speaks surrounded by labor leaders Marcelo Abdala, left, Marcelo Pereira, second right, and Defense Minister Eluterio Fernandez, right, during a press conference at the workers union PIT-CNT in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. He showed a document from the U.S. State Department saying there's no information that "the men were involved in conducting or facilitating terrorist activities" against the U.S., its partners or allies. Members of Uruguay's opposition had requested the release of the documents. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, second left, speaks surrounded by labor leaders Marcelo Abdala, left, Marcelo Pereira, second right, and Defense Minister Eluterio Fernandez, right, during a press conference at the workers union PIT-CNT in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. He showed a document from the U.S. State Department saying there's no information that "the men were involved in conducting or facilitating terrorist activities" against the U.S., its partners or allies. Members of Uruguay's opposition had requested the release of the documents. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

  • Uruguay's President Jose Mujica waves as he arrives to the workers union PIT-CNT for a press conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. The six men are free and staying at a Montevideo house as guests of a major labor union. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's President Jose Mujica waves as he arrives to the workers union PIT-CNT for a press conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mujica says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists. The six men are free and staying at a Montevideo house as guests of a major labor union. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

Uruguay's president says the United States has guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who arrived in Uruguay as refugees are not terrorists.

Jose Mujica on Tuesday showed a document from the U.S. State Department saying there's no information that "the men were involved in conducting or facilitating terrorist activities" against the U.S., its partners or allies.

Members of Uruguay's opposition had requested the release of the documents.

The six men are free and staying at a Montevideo house as guests of a major labor union.

They were detained as suspected militants with ties to al-Qaeda in 2002 but were never charged. They had been cleared for release since 2009 but could not be sent home and the U.S. struggled to find countries willing to take them.