ACLU Comment on Three Guantanamo Detainees Cleared for Transfer

May 18, 2021 10:00 am

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NEW YORK – The Biden administration has reportedly approved three Guantanamo detainees for transfer or release. The men have not been charged with crimes and would be sent to countries after security and diplomatic arrangements are made.

In response, Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, said:

“It’s encouraging that long-overdue transfer or release decisions for indefinitely detained Guantanamo prisoners are finally starting. But implementation is also key, and the administration needs to re-establish a senior position charged with negotiating transfers and actually closing Guantanamo. An end to almost two decades of military detention of Muslim men without charge or trial is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity.”

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