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Washington (United States) (AFP) - Two detainees were sent home to Algeria from the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, despite the prisoners' protests that they face persecution there. The Pentagon said Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem were transferred from the prison after a review "examined a number of factors, including security issues." "The United States coordinated with the government of Algeria to ensure these transfers took place with appropriate security and humane treatment assurances," it said. The transfers were the latest in a series stemming from President Barack Obama's much-delayed efforts to meet his vow to finally shut down the US detention center in Cuba.
0200 GMT: The South African government has created a dedicated website where all announcements and information about the state funeral of Nelson Mandela will be uploaded: Mandela's daughter Zindzi was also at the screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”. 0110 GMT: In 2007, Mandela founded The Elders, a group which says they are independent, progressive leaders committed to peace, justice and human rights. By showing us that the path to freedom and human dignity lies in love, wisdom and compassion for one another, Nelson Mandela stands as an inspiration to us all."