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Biden Admin Approves Release of 3 Guatánamo Prisoners Held Without Charge for 20 Years

HeadlineMay 19, 2021

The New York Times is reporting the Biden administration has approved the release of three prisoners who have been held at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay without charge for two decades. The men, who are from Pakistan and Yemen, will reportedly be released to countries that have agreed to impose surveillance measures on them. While advocates welcomed Biden’s move, they say it’s not enough and continue to call for shutting down Guantánamo. The ACLU said, “An end to almost two decades of military detention of Muslim men without charge or trial is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity.” At least nine of the 40 remaining prisoners at Guantánamo have been approved for release; some have been waiting for years for another country to take them in.

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