WASHINGTON: The Democratic government in the United States has again promised to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, which has become synonymous with atrocities and atrocities committed by inhumanely imprisoning hundreds of innocent people. Earlier, Barack Obama came out with the same demand but nothing happened.
The move to close the government of new President Joe Biden began in 2002 with a US-imposed prison on Guantanamo Island, Cuba. Biden is expected to sign the order in the coming weeks or months.
In the first year alone, 680 people were abducted by Al Qaeda-linked Taliban militants in a prison known as GTMO and Gitmo. Although many of the prisoners have been deported or killed after years of brutality, 40 remain in prison indefinitely. They are being held on suspicion of aiding and abetting the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in the United States. During the last years of Trump’s tenure, the release of Guantanamo detainees came to a complete halt.
Emily Horn, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said that despite the Biden administration’s decision, the prison closure would not happen soon. Indications are that political and legal issues alike will stand in the way of Biden’s move.
Former Democrat President Barack Obama came out against it in 2016. Obama said the prison was against American values and tarnished the country’s history. In 2016, he also demanded the closure of Gitmo. That same year, incumbent Trump vowed not to close Guantanamo Bay. Trump wanted to bring in some bad guys and fill them up.
Ibrahim Idris, a Sudanese prisoner who was brought here on the first day of his release, died at home yesterday. Lawyer Christopher Karan has blamed Guantanamo’s death on a series of atrocities. Idris was detained in Pakistan on suspicion of being an aide to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. He was never charged. On January 11, 2002, 20 people, including Idris, were first jailed. He was lodged in a camp called Camp X-Ray. The first reports about Guantanamo became known to the world when the United States released a picture of them kneeling here, surrounded by security guards. Idris, who is suffering from mental illness, diabetes and high blood pressure, was released in December 2013. The images of Idris wandering off the coast of Sudan, both mentally and physically devastated, were highly critical of the United States.
The island, in the middle of the sea, was encamped in a frozen cell with its limbs tied. The music was played loudly and the big light was not allowed to sleep. The United States has blamed prisoners for the atrocities in the name of interrogation. Obama ‘s orders shortly after taking office in 2009 included the closure of Guantanamo, but slowed down opposition.
On February 2, however, Biden wrote a letter to more than 100 human rights groups calling for the closure of Guantanamo. The action takes this into account as well.