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Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfer Announced

June 24, 2022

The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Asadullah Haroon al-Afghani also known as “Gul” from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to facilitate his repatriation to Afghanistan, his native country.

The Department of Defense, in coordination with other USG departments, transferred Mr. Gul in accordance with the U.S. District of Columbia’s order granting his Writ of Habeas Corpus, ruling the United States no longer has a legal basis to justify the continued detention of Mr. Gul.

Previously, on October 7, 2021 the Periodic Review Board (PRB), a body comprised of senior career officials from the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and Homeland Security; and the offices of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; determined Mr. Gul to be eligible for transfer.

The United States thanks the Government of Qatar for its assistance in this matter.