A Yemeni man accused of being a bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden was released after spending more than 14 years in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Fewer than 80 prisoners remain in the camp, with 29 eligible for release.
Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison has long been a point of contention in the US, with strong opinions on both sides. If it is shut down, what will happen to detainees who can’t be released? RT went to the notorious prison to talk to people inside and out.
A former Guantanamo guard, who says he witnessed hunger strike “leaders” being brought to a secret CIA “black site”, is accusing the agency of having staged their suicide to get rid of the “problem”. At the time, the US said the men hanged themselves.
Guantanamo is run by psychologists with the sole purpose of destroying the human beings it holds, Shaker Aamer told RT in an exclusive interview. The US prison camp, from which he was released in October, is starting its 15th year of work.
The US government has until August 31 to prepare and release eight of 32 videos depicting the "disturbing" force-feeding of a detainee held for 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay military detention complex, a federal judge ordered.
The US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday that Rear Admiral Fernandez L. “Frank” Ponds will take over command of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).