US sends Yemeni Guantanamo prisoner to Italy, 78 prisoners left
NEW YORK: The United States said on Sunday it had exchanged a Yemeni prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay jail to Italy, bringing the quantity of prisoners at the U.S. maritime base in Cuba to 78.
Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman was endorsed for exchange about six years prior by six US offices – the Departments of Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“The United States is extremely thankful to the Government of Italy for its proceeded with help with shutting the confinement office at Guantanamo Bay,” said Lee Wolosky, the US uncommon agent for Guantanamo’s conclusion, portraying the push to close the jail as a “mutual objective.”
A Pentagon representative declined remark on whether the man would be liable to confinement in Italy and alluded that inquiry to the Italian government, which said it was going up against him “compassionate grounds” yet gave no further subtle elements.
The Yemeni man was captured by Pakistani police and exchanged to US authority in December, 2001, which means he had been in US confinement for over 14 years, as indicated by US military reports posted online by the WikiLeaks site.
US President Barack Obama, who had wanted to close the jail amid his first year in office in 2009, revealed his arrangement in February went for closing the office. In any case, he confronts resistance from numerous Republican officials and additionally some kindred Democrats.
The majority of the 78 detainees who stay at Guantanamo have been held without charge or trial for over 10 years, drawing worldwide judgment.
The Guantanamo detainees were gathered together abroad when the United States got to be involved in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq taking after the September 11, 2001, assaults on New York and Washington.
The office, opened by Obama’s Republican ancestor, George W. Bramble, came to symbolize forceful detainment hones that opened the United States to allegations of torment.
Obama’s arrangement for covering the office calls for conveying the few dozen remaining detainees to greatest security jails in the United States. US law bars such exchanges to the territory.
The United States has attempted to convince different countries to acknowledge the detainees as a result of concerns they could dispatch assaults and by America’s unwillingness to acknowledge them on the US territory.