Guantánamo, returning a detainee to Morocco after 19 years.  It's the first to be run by Biden- Corriere.it
From Marta Serafini

Abdellatif Nasser, a 50-year-old Moroccan, returned home today. The green light, which Trump later blocked, arrived in 2016. 39 prisoners remain in Cuba

Signs that some interpret as a prelude to closing Guantanamo Bay. The US Department of Defense announced the transfer of DrAbdellatif Nasser, Moroccan The Periodic Review Board decided in 2016 that detention was no longer necessary. Despite the green light, Nasser remained on the island of Cuba throughout the presidency of Trump, who has opposed the transfer, for 19 years. The statement said that it was not possible to complete the necessary steps to implement the return before the end of the Obama administration.

This move is the first of its kind for the Biden administration and could be a signal of the president’s intent to reduce the number of people held at Guantanamo. Currently 39. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama supported the prison transfer, while Donald Trump blocked it. The United States thanked Rabat for facilitating the transfer. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the government headed by the President of the Republic Joe Biden will continue a deliberate and comprehensive policy to reduce the number of inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

The former convict is now from Guantanamo, as reported by the NGO Reprieve, He was never tried or charged. Nasser was a member of a nonviolent but illegal Moroccan group in the 1980s, according to the Pentagon. In 1996 he was recruited to fight in Chechnya but even Afghanistan where he trained in an al-Qaeda camp. He was captured after clashes with US forces and sent to Guantanamo in 2002. An army officer appointed to represent him for the board said that in the prison camp he studied mathematics, computer science and English, while deeply regretting his past actions and hoping to reintegrate into society.

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Jul 19 2021 (change on Jul 19, 2021 | 17:38)

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