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Calls Grow for Biden to Close Guantánamo Military Prison as U.S. Sanctions Cuba over Human Rights

As the United States imposes new Cuba sanctions, citing human rights abuses, we have a look at the U.S. army jail in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a infamous gulag that President Biden himself has known as an “advertisement for creating terror.” This month, the primary Guantánamo Bay prisoner to be launched beneath the Biden administration, ​​Abdul Latif Nasser, returned to his dwelling nation of Morocco after practically twenty years of being held with out cost regardless that he was cleared for launch in 2016. There are 39 different prisoners nonetheless at Guantánamo, practically twenty years after the beginning of the U.S. warfare on terror. To talk about efforts to shut the infamous jail and repatriate the remaining detainees, we’re joined by Latif Nasser’s lawyer Mark Maher of Reprieve and Gary Thompson, lawyer for former Guantánamo prisoner Ravil Mingazov, who’s presently being held in a UAE jail after being launched from Guantánamo in 2017, the place he was held with out cost for 15 years. “If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these men, this is the time to do it,” says Maher.

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