Another 204 Iraqi prisoners have been released from U.S. military detention facilities in Iraq after undergoing review by U.S. and Iraqi officials.
According to a news release issued Monday by the U.S. command in Baghdad, 204 male prisoners were released on May 30. Their cases were taken up by the Combined Review and Release Board (CRRB), made up of a mix of American and Iraqi military and government officials. The CRRB was established in August 2004 and has reviewed more than 39,000 cases, officials said Wednesday. To date, more than 19,600 of those prisoners have been recommended for release.
Figures provided by U.S. officials last month said there was a recidivism rate of around 5 percent for those released by the board.