20 Jahre Haftanstalt Guantanamo Bay
January 6, 2022 -
Die Vereinigten Staaten brachten 2002 die ersten 20 Häftlinge auf die US Marinebasis Guantanamo Bay, weitere 760 kamen in den nächsten Jahren dazu. Zum baldigen 20. Jahrestag gibt es immer noch 39 Häftlinge.
U.S. President Joe Biden wants to close the infamous prison, but faces Republican resistance and also procedural barriers.
Established during the presidency of George W. Bush, the offshore jail was meant to hold suspected al-Qaeda members, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
To date, of the 780 detainees, 732 have been released without charge, many after being detained for more than a decade without legal means to challenge their detentions.