Another inmate from Guantanamo in Montenegro

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Under the humanitarian programme launched by the Government of the United States aimed at closing the Guantanamo base in Cuba, Montenegro took over responsibility for the re-socialisation of one detainee and his return to his family.

“As in the case of the first inmate taken over in January this year, it is a citizen of Yemen who stayed in Guantanamo for many years and who does not represent security or any other threat to the country and the citizens of Montenegro, according to the assessment of the competent American and Montenegrin security services”, the government stated.

It pointed out that within the programme, taking over the persons by the third countries was preceded by the detailed evaluation of their behaviour, criminal liability, as well as by the overall security assessment.

“The process of re-socialisation of the persons in all receiving countries or the countries of asylum includes monitoring of by the relevant institutions and ensuring full respect for legality and the policy of humane treatment in receiving countries”, the government added.

The prisoner from Yemen applied for asylum in accordance with the responsibilities and legal procedures.

“The Law on Asylum stipulates that it is not possible to publish any further details about it. What is currently possible to publish related to the first person received in Montenegro within this programme is that he was included in the standard procedure stipulated by the Law on Asylum and he is under the regime of subsidiary protection”, the government stated.

Montenegro is participating in the humanitarian program pursuant to a government’s decision.

“By receiving another detainee for rehabilitation, Montenegro has met the predicted quota”, the government stated, adding that, given the fact that re-socialization implies integration into the social environment, the prisoners’ stay in Montenegro is not at the expense of Montenegro taxpayers.

“The persons concerned will eventually be free to choose the country of further stay”, the government explained.

Montenegro joined this initiative, driven by the principles of solidarity and humanity, to which it is bound by membership in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

This humanitarian programme involves more than fifty countries including both Western and Eastern European and neighbouring countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, Bosnia–Herzegovina and Albania.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro