Guantanamo Bay detention camp (GITMO) is a US prison located on the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. It was created in 2002. There have been numerous debates over whether the camp should be closed or not.
Being detained in the Guantánamo Bay camp was like hovering between life and death but the CIA-run ‘black sites’ were even worse, a man who spent 15 years –without charge– in the infamous facility has told RT’s Going Underground.
CIA Director Gina Haspel, confirmed by the Senate last year amid accusations of involvement in torture, may have run a so-called ‘black site’ at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Haspel did not mention this role in her confirmation hearing.
The long-awaited peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban may be reached by April next year, a US special envoy for Afghanistan said following a meeting with insurgent group’s emissaries in Qatar.
A group of prisoners held in the Guantanámo Bay for years without charge have petitioned a US federal court, demanding they be tried or released. Gitmo, however, exists outside of the US legal system, a former detainee has warned.
An ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate has said British intelligence agencies are the “only reason” he was locked up in the controversial facility. It follows revelations that the UK was more involved in US torture than previously known.