WASHINGTON — The United States military has transferred two Libyan detainees to Senegal from its wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, government officials said on Monday, the first time Senegal has resettled a Guantánamo prisoner.
The men had been imprisoned without trial for about 14 years, and their he transfers reduced the detainee population at the prison to 89..
Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Senegal for taking them. He reiterated the Obama administration’s arguments that the prison should be closed because it is costly and fuels anti-American sentiments abroad.
“The United States appreciates the generous assistance of the government of Senegal as the United States continues its efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility,” Mr. Kerry said in a…