Last three Uighurs freed after more than 10 years in Guantanamo Bay: US

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The three last Uighurs who had languished in US military prison in Guantanamo for over a decade despite facing no charges have been freed and sent to Slovakia, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.

"This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement, announcing the transfer of the last of a group of 22 ethnic Chinese Muslims captured in Afghanistan in 2001.