Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates 'pose no risk'

The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday. The two men, a Yemeni and a Tunisian, arrived in Slovakia on Thursday after being held at the prison facility in Cuba for more than a decade without charge or trial. “These individuals have never been suspected or accused of committing a crime and they pose no risk to Slovakia’s internal security,” interior ministry spokesman Peter Lazarov said in a statement. Slovakia had already taken in six prisoners — an Azerbaijani, an Egyptian, a Tunisian and three Uighurs — following a 2009 agreement with the United States.

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