Five Prisoners Released from Guantanamo Bay

The Pentagon released five more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay as the White House announced it’s delaying presenting a closure plan to shutter the facility.

These five detainees, all citizens of Yemen, were released to the United Arab Emirates several days before President Barack Obama intends to sign the National Defense Authorization Act, which will increase restrictions on transfers to 2017. Specifically, the bill bans transfers of detainees to the United States, and on the appropriations side, prohibits the use of funds to modify or construct facilities to hold detainees from Gitmo who require indefinite detention.