Yemen to construct rehabilitation facility for Guantanamo detainees, al-Qirbi says

Yemen to construct rehabilitation facility for Guantanamo detainees, al-Qirbi says

Yemen is creating a ‘rehabilitation center’ for GITMO detainees. This is sort of a double edged sword. It is obviously coming from pressure from the US who wants to close down the bulk of GITMO facilities and operations as was promised during the Presidential campaign by the Obama administration. Distributing responsibility to other countries around the world is vital, and particularly with Yemen where a large number of the key Al Qaeda operatives came from is great. 

However considering the history Yemen (see herehere & here) has with securing high and mid level value detainees this is unnerving to a degree. If Yemen can more or less guarantee the security of the detainees to be reformed then it may actually work out. Also ensuring the facility is not used to as a re-radicalization facility making moderates worse or extremists worse even worse that would sure be nice.