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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Two freed Guantanamo detainees to Algeria refuses

Two freed Guantanamo detainees to Algeria refuses

Two Algerian detainees at Guantanamo Bay were opposed to the government's efforts by U.S. President Barack Obama to move them to the country of origin for fear of getting torture , detainee lawyers said Friday .

Attorneys Robert Kirsch said , he has pressed the Pentagon and the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Algeria in Washington to prevent the two men immediately subject to repatriation , which is scheduled to be made ​​at least this week .

Without ascertain when and where the transfer of custody will be made , a spokesman at the Pentagon said , " We carefully ensure that any transfer of what we do in accordance with the policies and standards of the U.S. government in terms of humane treatment . "

" Consistent with the Convention against Torture and our own commitments regarding human rights , the United States reaffirmed its commitment not to transfer the prisoners to countries where we believe that they would face torture , " said spokesman Todd Breasseale told AFP .

"The United States addressing all credible claims about arbitrary actions and fear of torture and carefully evaluate the claim before a decision is taken to move the prisoners . "

Nevertheless, the proposed protest Belkacem Djamel Ameziane Bensayah concerns and pending their removal makes it difficult efforts carried President Obama to fulfill his pledge to close the U.S. detention center in Cuba .

In that place , there were 164 alleged " war on terror " is being held nearly 12 years after it opened the detention center .

U.S. lawmakers are currently debating whether the U.S. should repeal restrictions regarding the transfer of prisoners .

Bensayah and Ameziane has long refused to return to their home countries .

Algeria is the only country that by law allowed to accept U.S. citizens - citizens detained at Guantanamo , according to Kirsch , representing Bensayah .

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