Friday, February 12, 2021

Biden may close Guantanamo Bay prison

U.S. President Joe Biden may close guantanamo be jail. White House Press Secretary Jane Saki said on Friday local time that guantanamo be jail is under important consideration of the Biden administration. He said the US National Security Council is looking into the matter.

People were imprisoned on suspicion of militants in the prison outside the US borders. They are tortured. There is also criticism of torture imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay prison.

Former President Donald Trump announced the launch of guantanamo prison in the 2016 election campaign. At the time, Trump said the prison would be filled with evil people. Since George Bush's time, US intelligence from different parts of the world has detained people on suspicion of militants and kept them in jail. 40 prisoners are still reported to be detained there. Of these, 26 have been identified by the US administration as terrorists.

The prison was opened by US President George W. Bush in January 2002 to keep the militants in detention in the post-9/11 period. The prison is located at a US military base in southern Cuba. The US base was built with a view to a 1903 Habana agreement with a contract from Cuba. Since the prison was opened, its notoriety spread quite quickly all over the world. After pictures of prisoners in canes and handcuffs appeared inside the cage, the prison became known to people as a symbol of hatred.

Former US President Barack Obama announced the closure of the prison. But his initiative was partially disrupted due to congress hurdles. Current President Joe Biden has been vice president for eight consecutive years during Obama's time. The Biden administration may announce the closure of the prison.