US Military Moves Guantanamo Detainees Out Of Failing Unit - Reports
According to The New York Times, 9/11 suspect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a Palestinian man known as Abu Zubaydah, who was the first prisoner to be waterboarded by the CIA after the attacks, and other former CIA prisoners have been moved out of Camp 7.
On February 12, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the Biden administration intended to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center by the end of President Joe Biden's term in office.
The prison for international terrorists was established at the US naval base on the shore of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba after the 2001 War on Terror. The facility has long been criticized for mistreatment of prisoners and abuses, with human rights activists and international organizations calling for its closure.
In February, the United Nations said that the Biden administration's review of the Guantanamo Bay detention center must ensure that remedies will be provided for detainees that have been tortured there.
The remaining detainees at the detention center are now elderly individuals affected by the physical and psychological torture, the UN said, adding that Washington must ensure it never repeats the same practices again and that crimes committed at the detention center do not remain unpunished.