Spain takes in 3rd inmate from Guantanamo Bay

The Associated Press
Thursday, July 22, 2010; 5:49 AM

MADRID -- The Interior Ministry says Spain has taken in a third former inmate from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

The ministry says in a statement released Thursday that the man is from Afghanistan and arrived in Spain late Wednesday. His name and age were not released.

Spain has said it will accept up to five people from Guantanamo to help the United States in its bid to close the prison.

A Palestinian former inmate arrived in February and a Yemeni in May.

The statement says the Afghan, like the other two former inmates, met the condition that he does not have charges pending in the U.S., Europe or Afghanistan. All three will be able to work and live in Spain but cannot leave the country.