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French Guantanamo detainee Nizar Sassi sends his family a postcard on which he writes, “If you want a definition of this place, you don’t have the right to have rights.” (Meek 12/3/2003)

Four French nationals, detained at Guantanamo, are transferred to the French government. They had never been charged with any crime. (US Department of Defense 7/27/2004) They are Mourad Benchellali, Nizar Sassi, Imad Kanouni, and Brahim Yadel. (Jackson 10/4/2004) Apart from these French detainees, 18 have been transferred to the control of their governments: seven to Russia, four to Saudi Arabia, one to Spain, one to Sweden, and five to Britian. A total of 129 detainees have been released. (US Department of Defense 7/27/2004)


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