Will Biden close Guantánamo Bay?

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Will Biden close Guantánamo Bay?

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • The Supreme Court said that month that the ad hoc military tribunals at Gitmo were against the law.

  • In the meantime, a 2008 Supreme Court decision eventually gave detainees a new way to escape jail.

  • While all but three of the 27 detainees who had not been cleared for release when Biden took office have now been given the go-ahead to return home or to a third country, only three of the five detainees who had been cleared for release by the Obama administration have been transferred to other countries.

  • Tina Kaidanow, a former ambassador to Kosovo and the State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, will transfer prisoners who will be released in September 2022.

  • After all these years in jail, it could be a good idea to release people who would otherwise still be on trial and place them in treatment facilities.

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