Pentagon: Saudi Man Repatriated From Guantanamo Prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A senior U.S. official says the first of 17 detainees scheduled to be released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in January will be transferred next week, as the Obama administration continues efforts to reduce the population at the controversial detention center. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
In this 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

A Saudi man has been repatriated from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia, leaving 103 detainees at the facility, the Pentagon said in a statement on Monday.

Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani was transferred to Guantanamo Bay in early 2002 after being arrested by Pakistani officials in Pakistan in late 2001, Defense Department documents showed.

The transfer is part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s ongoing effort to close the U.S. naval prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.