Published January 14, 2015
The Slovak Foreign Ministry says the country has agreed to take in three inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in an effort to help President Barack Obama to close it down.
The ministry says the move is a "gesture of solidarity" with Obama's foreign policy. It said in a statement Tuesday the three have not been accused or convicted of any crime and no evidence to press any charges against them is available.
No details about the three or their nationality were given.
Obama ordered the Guantanamo facility closed by January 2010, but has already acknowledged he will miss the deadline.
Other European nations including France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain have also agreed to accept detainees in recent months.