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    US Review Board Recommends Transfer of Russian Citizen From Guantanamo

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    The US Periodic Review Board recommended transferring Russian citizen Ravil Mingazov from the Guantanamo Bay detention.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Periodic Review Board recommended transferring Russian citizen Ravil Mingazov from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba because he no longer poses a threat to US national security, according to an unclassified ruling summary document.

    "The Periodic Review Board, by consensus, determined that continued law of war detention of the detainee is no longer necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United Sates,” the document, released on Monday, stated. “The Board recommends transfer, with the appropriate security assurances."

    Mingazov has talked about fighting against Russia in case he is transferred back there, the Board’s presiding member stated.

    "Although he [Mingazov] does not have any direct connections to known terrorists at large, Ravil's attitude toward the Russian government could lead him to seek out individuals with a similar mindset, and he has discussed returning to fight against Russia," the member said during the review board conducted on June 21.


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