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Yemeni protesters demand release of Guantanamo prisoners

Yemeni protesters gathered outside the residence of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi in the capital on Friday, demanding the release of Yemeni detainees held in the notorious prison.

Among the protesters was Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a former Guantanamo inmate who was freed last month following three years of detention in the prison.

The event comes a day after Hadi held talks with US senators in Washington to persuade them to release the Yemeni inmates held at the US-run prison in Cuba. He also met with President Barack Obama.

On June 26, Yemenis staged a similar demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Sana’a, calling on Obama to release Yemeni prisoners.

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