Abdul Rabbani and Mohammed Rabbani had been incarcerated for twenty years on the infamous facility for allegedly aiding distinguished al Qaeda leaders.
America has transferred two brothers from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba to Pakistan, bringing the overall variety of individuals held at Guantanamo right down to 32, the Pentagon stated.
On Thursday, the Pentagon introduced the repatriation of Abdul Rabbani and Mohammed Rabbani to Pakistan.
“America appreciates the willingness of the Authorities of Pakistan and different companions to help ongoing US efforts centered on responsibly lowering the detainee inhabitants and finally closing the Guantanamo Bay facility,” the Pentagon stated in an announcement.
Each had been arrested in 2002. Abdul Rabbani was an al Qaeda facilitator, whereas Mohammed Rabbani was a monetary and journey facilitator for distinguished al Qaeda leaders, in line with the Pentagon’s web site.
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Good morning @POTUS. Thanks for releasing two males in the present day.
As for in the present day #Guantánamo inhabitants 32 males, 18 have been cleared for launch.
The Rabbani brothers quickly will likely be with their households. pic.twitter.com/i7QhomyR9v
— Mansoor Adayfi 441 منصور الضيفي (@MansoorAdayfi) February 23, 2023
Notorious for torture
The Guantanamo camp was established by Republican President George W Bush in 2002 to deal with overseas terrorism suspects following the 9/11 assaults on New York and the Pentagon that killed about 3,000 individuals.
It got here to symbolise the excesses of the US “battle on terror” due to harsh interrogation strategies that critics have stated amounted to torture.
There have been 40 detainees when President Joe Biden, a Democrat, took workplace in 2021. Biden has stated he hopes to shut the power. The federal authorities is barred by regulation from transferring Guantanamo detainees to US mainland prisons.
A complete of 32 detainees stay, of whom 18 are eligible for switch, the Pentagon stated in its assertion.
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