The U.S. Southern Command has reported the transfer of detainees to Guantanamo.
The US Southern Command reported this Sunday the transfer of the prisoners who were in the so-called Camp VII from the prison for accused of terrorism in Guantánamo (Cuba) The so-called Camp V, which was built in 2004 as a maximum protective wall.
In a brief statement, Southern Command showed that the transfer was “without incident” and said that the 40 inmates of the military prison were now split into just two areas.
According to the statement, Southern Command, located in Doral (Miami-Dade), ordered the transfer, which would reduce the prison’s “operational performance and effectiveness and cost.
According to the report, this is a “financial responsibility” decision that “does not affect the mission to provide security and custody of detainees and safety, legal and human custody in JTF-GTMO.
The prison for terrorists, located at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba, was built by President George W. Bush as the result of the terrorist attacks on september 11, 2011.
Always embroiled in controversy, the prison housed 800 inmates and has been the subject of inquiries and criticisms of the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
President Barack Obama (2009-2017) made closing the base one of his top preferences, and, although he did not reach his purpose, he headed to empty part of the prison by shifting 196 prisoners to third countries.
According to a Southern Command statement., as of today, only 40 inmates remain in prison.
Amnesty International (AI) last January called on US President-elect Joe Biden to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
During the Munich Security Conference in 2009, then-President Biden told his audience: we will close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and We will defend the rights of those we bring to justice.
AI said in a report last January, A dozen years later, as he plans to enter the White House as president, Biden has the chance to make those words come true. “It should not be allowed to pass.
In addition, he asked the new administration headed by Democrat Biden to give “priority” and “resources” to the closure of this prison located in the naval base that in Cuba the United States keeps in the territory of Guantánamo.
The organization said in a statement, The report documents a list of human rights abuses against detainees in the camps, where the victims have been subjected to indefinite sentences and the absence of fair trials and medical care.