Detainees now sole property and responsibility of Donald J. Trump
(He vowed not close it but to expand it)
This release date story is a bit behind but applicable nevertheless in view of Trump's view on detainees and torture, etc. Recall this from then-candidate Trump:
Very short article but important overall, too:
WASHINGTON (May 2, 2018) — The Pentagon has transferred a Guantánamo Bay prisoner to the custody of Saudi Arabia. The handoff is the first time a detainee has left the wartime prison under Trump, who vowed to fill it back up but has now instead overseen a reduction in its population (see video clip above).
The prisoner, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, is unlikely to be set free soon while under their custody however.
American officials intend for him to serve the roughly nine years remaining in a 13-year sentence he received after pleading guilty before a military commission to terrorism-related offenses involving a 2002 Qaeda attack on a French-flagged oil tanker off Yemen’s coast.
Thanks for stopping – sorry for this backdated article, but as I said still an important issue.