Why is Guantanamo Bay prison still open 20 years after 9/11?

September 11, 2021
Al Jazeera

...Human rights advocates and lawyers for detainees say the Biden administration will be under increasing pressure to bring Guantanamo to a close.

“It’s going to be unsustainable for the Biden administration to make the argument that US involvement in Afghanistan has ended but it continues to have authority to detain men indefinitely at Guantanamo,” said J Wells Dixon, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York.

“You can’t have it both ways,” said Dixon, who has represented a number of Guantanamo prisoners including Majid Shoukat Khan, a Pakistani who endured CIA torture...

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