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Suicidal Detainee Transferred

Posted Jul 17, 2007 10:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Guantanamo Bay detainee who tried to kill himself nearly two dozen times is one of 16 men who have been transferred from the military facility to Saudi Arabia.

Troubled detainee Jumah al-Dossari looked gaunt when he arrived in Riyadh yesterday, his brother told the Washington Post. "When I looked at him, I thought, 'Oh, my God, is this my brother?' " said Khaled al-Dossari.

Government officials said Jumah al-Dossari had attended a terrorist training camp and bragged about it in U.S. speeches.

About 415 detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002.


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