January 22, 2022

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20 years of Guantanamo: Despite Biden’s promises, 39 prisoners are still there.

Twenty years have passed since the United States opened the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Despite the promises of President Joe Biden, the prison with 39 inmates is still not closed today.

It was created in response to the 9/11 attacks to exclude suspects from legal action. About 780 men have gone through Guantanamo amid allegations of torture.

“When you think that no CIA member is responsible for opening secret CIA prisons and illegally transferring at least 119 people. Operates an organization called the Military Commissions, which they do not allow. “Letta Taylor, deputy director of the Crisis and Conflict Unit at Human Rights Watch, explains.

The human rights watchdog has condemned the human, moral and economic costs of Guantanamo Bay prison. The United States spends $ 540 million a year to detain prisoners.

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