A Moroccan man, who has been held as a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 and has never been charged with a crime, has been transferred from Rabat to Morocco with security assurances, a report said.
the new York Times Reported That the transfer of Abdul Latif Nasser brought the total prisoner population to 39 at the base. The paper reported that the US once held 675 prisoners there.
The newspaper reported that US forces handed over the 56-year-old to the Moroccan government on Monday. The report states that his family hopes to get him work for his brother’s swimming pool cleaning business.
“In 2016, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) process determined that Abdul Latif Nasser’s law of war detention is no longer necessary to protect the United States from an ongoing significant threat to national security. Therefore, the PRB recommended That Nasser is authorized for repatriation to his country of origin, Morocco, said in a Defense Department statement obtained by LBL.
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Last February, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it was the Biden administration’s “intent” to close the detention facility, something President Barack Obama did within a year immediately after taking office in January 2009. had promised.
The Associated Press contributed to this reportso