WASHINGTON (CNN) — Three detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba have been transferred to Ireland and Yemen, the U.S. Justice Department said on Saturday.
Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed, a native of Yemen, has been transferred to the government of Yemen. A federal court in May ruled that Ahmed may no longer be detained and ordered him released from detention.
The government of Ireland got the two other transfers. Their identities were withheld “for security and privacy reasons” after a request from the Irish government.
The United States has worked with the governments “to ensure the transfers take place under appropriate security measures and will continue to consult with these governments regarding these detainees.” The Justice Department also said the detainees were approved for transfer after an interagency organization called the Guantanamo Review Task Force performed “a comprehensive review” of the cases.
Since 2002, more than 550 detainees have departed Guantanamo for other countries.