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Yemen Receives two Yemeni Bagram prisoners Al-Bakri and Al- Maqaleh

logo-smallThe National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms, HOOD, has been informed today that two Yemeni prisoners at Bagram, Mr. Ameen Al-Bakri and Fadi Al-Maqaleh were repatriate to Yemen this early morning. The Yemeni Security has received both of the detainees but their whereabouts has not been revealed yet.


In a press release, HOOD says that both Al-Bakri and Al-Maqaleh are victims of the U.S. so-call "War on Terror". Both are released in the context of the U.S. A. arrangements to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, HOOD urges the U.S.A. to set free the other 90 Yemeni detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp who are suffering an inhumane treatment without facing any charge or trial.


Fadi Al-Maqaleh and Amin Al-Bakri have been in U.S. military custody for nearly 11 years, and since 2003 they were both imprisoned in the U.S. detention facility at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.

Ammen Al-Bakri had been held in Bagram facility since 2003, and that he had been held in secret extrajudicial detention in the CIA's network of black sites, prior to his transfer to Bagram. In 2008, His tribe in Yemen declared their "solidarity" with al-Bakri and called for his release ever since. Whereas Fadi Al-Maqaleh was seized outside of Afghanistan and rendered to Bagram by agents of the United States. His family only learned that their son was in U.S. military custody after receiving a letter via the International Committee of the Red Cross (“ICRC”) in or around 2003.

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