Saudi Detainee Released From Guantanamo Bay -

The review that led to Al-Zahrani's transfer is known as a Periodic Review Board, a process established by an executive order from President Barack Obama in March. The Obama administration has long sought closure of the U.S. base in Cuba, issuing an executive order in 2009 that was blocked by actions in Congress . Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to be transferred from Guantanamo Bay this year, and the eighth in the past three weeks. Five former Taliban prisoners were traded for U.S. Army Sgt.