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.
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.
Waterboarding is an illegal and torturous practice, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee told RT after one Green Beret tried to justify the enhanced interrogation technique in support of Gina Haspel's CIA appointment.
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.