The former prisoners were sent to Ghana in January 2016 for an initial period of two years, after spending more than a decade on suspicion of terrorism in the Guantánamo base prison, operated by the United States in territory illegally occupied in the eastern part of Cuba.
According to experts, the United States has no longer the shared responsibility of making sure that the suspects do not represent any danger, but members of the opposition believe that it may have pressured Ghana to sport them.
The Yemeni Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby have been living in the Ghanaian capital since they arrived.
None of them was tried or convicted in Guantánamo, nor have they been accused of any crime since their arrival in Ghana, according to the authorities.
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