Abu Ghraib West: US releases 2 totally innocent Gitmo detainees after 17 years of rape and torture

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If you don’t think Marine guards rape prisoners, you obviously weren’t in the corps

Every perversion from Abu Ghraib has gone on at Gitmo every single day for decades

And is going on now, as you read this and in secret prisons around the world still operated by the DOD, CIA, DHS, MI 6 and Mossad

Gitmo is kept alive through continually lobbying by AIPAC/ADL/Kosher Nostra and their crime partners, the GOP

Two inmates held for over 17 years without charges at notorious US military prison in Guantanamo Bay have won their release, according to newly published Pentagon filings on their cases.

Press TV: Ali al-Hajj al-Sharqawi and Abd Al Salam Al Hilal, both of them from Yemen, were detained in 2002 as the United States launched “war on terror” following al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on US soil.

The two were transferred to Guantanamo in 2004, with records showing Sharqawi had undergone torture while being interrogated by the CIA after he was detained in Pakistan.

Sharqawi (named as Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj in Guantanamo records), 47, has never faced charges in in military tribunals set up for Guantanamo prisoners.

He had been accused of being a high-level facilitator for al-Qaeda, helping to move money and fighters across the Middle East and recruiting bodyguards for al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

Al Hilal, 49,  also has never been charged. The former Yemeni government official was detained by Egyptian authorities in Cairo in 2002 and was then apparently handed over to the Americans.

The decision to release the two Yemeni inmates came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the United States’ human rights record for maintaining Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA prisons around the world without any standing in international or US law.

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Documents released by the Pentagon’s Periodic Review Board, which regularly assesses the cases of the detainees at Guantanamo, showed the two inmates had been approved for release on June 8.

“The Periodic Review Board, by consensus, determined that continued law of war detention of the detainee is no longer necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States,” filings on both men’s cases said.

The two Yemeni inmates are among 40 prisoners still at Guantanamo, nearly two decades after it began taking in detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

Once numbering around 780, most have been released back to their home countries or to third countries without ever having been charged.

US President Joe Biden has vowed to shut down the Guantanamo military prison and either free or transfer the remaining 40 inmates held without charges or trials.

Biden’s former boss Barack Obama had also pledged during his 2008 presidential campaign to close the military prison, but failed to fulfill his promise in the face of stiff opposition from the Congress.

In a speech in December 2016, Obama expressed disappointment over failure to close the prison during his term in office, saying it was a disgrace and a waste of money.

Trump, however, said in January 2018 that he had signed a new executive order to keep Guantanamo open indefinitely.

A Senate report in December 2014 revealed that the CIA had used a wide array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture as part of its interrogation methods against prisoners at Guantanamo.

The total cost of running the Guantanamo detention facility in 2018 was at least $540 million, according to a 2020 US media report.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. one day, soon, international courts will start to prosecute also american presidents for their illimitate and very heavy crimes.
    Then all around the world there will be nations which start to take american agents (also western nations) because their crimes are so evil and extended to not be possible pardon them.
    we cannot forget Nuremberg and many people hanged, they don’t were worse than the last 3 american presidents.
    Suleimani killing was unforgettable for all the country all around the world, the millions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia, Lybia, Syria , Vietnam, Korea are awaiting for justice

  2. Prosecution for the high ranking officials who organized and continued these crimes against humanity. There is no statute of limitations on war crimes. And there is no time limit to the shame this barbarity has brought on the USA. Certainly these victims should be very generously compensated. We have become a war crime nation.

  3. There was an article on the American penitentiary system. The largest in the world. There were far fewer prisoners in the Soviet Gulag than in modern American prisons. Guantanamo is a shameful spot. A lot of scandals and crimes. The people who serve there as guards are pathological and real perverts. They enjoy power. Compensate for their childhood grievances in the past. We have similar cases in my country, but not to the same extent. Bullying of prisoners (whatever they may be) is not a professional deformation, it is criminal sadism. Unfortunately, America is not the only country where this happens.

  4. The truth is that every President, VP and SecDef since 2001 are guilty of the war crimes committed at Gitmo. No exceptions, no excuses, no legal weasel wording about “combatants”. Especially disturbing is the lack of action by the Great Fake, Obama, and his butt boy, Biden. Liberals? Peace and justice? You can understand the Baby Bush administration perpetuating this abuse, but what excuses from the Dems. Silence.

  5. “The total cost of running the Guantanamo … was at least $540 million..”

    Probably 40 million for the prison and 500 million to the pockets of who knows who more. 500 millions of very good reasons to keep it open.