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Eliot Engel

Freed from Guantanamo, former U.S. prisoners disappear from view overseas

Freed from Guantanamo, former U.S. prisoners disappear from view overseas

Nearly two dozen former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have disappeared from public view, largely cut off from the outside world since their transfer to a secretive rehabilitation program run by the United Arab Emirates.

The men have had limited contact with their families, some for more than two years, and have not been told when they might be released, according to their relatives, attorneys, and current and former U.S. officials.

Their uncertain fate exposes the limits of the United States' ability to track and safeguard inmates resettled overseas as part of an effort to close the 9/11-era prison, and highlights the consequences of the Trump...

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