Maldives offers relocation to two Guantanamo men

The Maldives has offered to take two detainees from the US facility in Guantanamo Bay, the Indian Ocean state’s president has said.

President Mohamed Nasheed said there was “no harm” in the offer, and said it would not violate any laws.

But the move is being resisted by an opposition party, which is reported to be taking legal action against the government over its plans.

Neither of the two detainees have been named.

More than 180 detainees remain in the controversial US prison for foreign terrorism suspects in Cuba.

The Obama administration, which aims to shut down Guantanamo, has struggled to relocate detainees deemed to no longer pose a threat to US interests.

Among the latest to be moved were two who were transferred to Switzerland in March. Georgia also took two the same month.

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