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U.S. Frees Two Guantánamo Prisoners Who Faced Torture and 20 Years of Arbitrary Detention

HeadlineFeb 24, 2023

The Biden administration has released two more prisoners from the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Mohammed and Abdul Rabbani, two brothers now in their mid-fifties, were repatriated to Pakistan after they were held without charges for two decades. The U.S. accused them of providing low-level logistical support to al-Qaeda, but never provided evidence in a court of law. Both brothers say they were tortured at a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan for about 550 days before they were transferred to Guantánamo in 2004. The U.S. continues to imprison 32 men at Guantánamo.

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