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"abdul latif nassar" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Brought to you by macy's can biden. Finish what obama started and closed down guantanamo by wj hennigan nineteen years. After he was captured in afghanistan and five years after a review board ruled. He posed no threat to the united states. Abdul latif nassar was finally released this month from the us military prison complex at guantanamo bay cuba and repatriated to his native morocco. He became the first prisoner transferred from the notorious detention facility. In more than three years. The move became the first real. Sign that there's an effort underway to close guantanamo since president joe biden came into office however administration officials at the pentagon state department and national security. Council have quietly been working on a strategy to shutter the facility built after the al qaeda attacks on september eleventh two thousand one designed to detain individuals apprehended by the us and its war on terror. The prison has been a costly and damaging quagmire for the. Us government wants labeled by amnesty international as the gulag of our time. One a former president barack obama's first orders in two thousand nine was to close the facility within a year. He failed now twelve years later. His former vice president is taking on the same arduous challenge. That will require help from congress and wholesale changes in the military commissions process after nasser's transfer guantanamo now houses. Just thirty nine inmates. Ten of them are already cleared for release and seventeen others are eligible for a periodic evaluation by a parole like board about whether they too can be transferred. A dozen more high value prisoners including khalid sheikh mohammed and other alleged plotters of the september. Eleventh attack are set to remain at guantanamo bay until they are tried and military tribunals there the biden administration wants to repatriate the detainees who have been cleared for release to foreign countries and work with congress to lift current restrictions that blocked the remaining prisoners transferred to. Us mainland facilities at the core of the white house's pushed to close guantanamo is the desire to rain in the powers america wielded in the age of terrorism. It's a chapter that biden has indicated at least outwardly. He would like to move beyond. The president has announced the us military plans to withdraw all forces from afghanistan by august thirty first and wrap up its combat mission in iraq. By year's end the geneva conventions and the international laws of war state that when a conflict is ended prisoners detained pursuant to that conflict must be released and repatriated unless they're charged with crimes over the years guantanamo prisoners physical treatment.
"abdul latif nassar" Discussed on 1A
"But i don't think that's going to help any haitians fleeing now and certainly not vic- so i think human rights organizations that basically calling on the us to offer legal routes for haitians to come to the us but in terms of the internal dynamics of haitian politics i defer to my more experienced pamelas income to you hear. What do we know about aria laundry. And and what this move. Leadership means for the stability of haiti's government so honoree is a neurosurgeon and a politician. And this is a political truce You know closure steph as you said Who was scheduled to be replaced. The week of these assignation he had held onto power. He is now stepping down Joseph lumber the head of the senate he had been trying to cheap power and says that he stopped because of us pressure and so that leaves on re who was supposed to become prime minister the week of this nation as leading this country. And you know. He says that. This is a new chapter. He says that this is a sign that haiti's politicians who have been maligned for so long can make the country better can improve people's lives but you know as we all know the the list of challenges are immense list is immense rather not only corruption and impunity for so many of of haiti's powerful inequality between the rich and the poor is is among the world's worst violence crime kidnapping gangs insecurity. These are the words on every haitians. lips you know gangs or are brazen. They control parts of the capital. They attack it will kidnap children. They kidnap pastors in the middle of services and a real political atrophy and that was especially from juvenile melissa's in the last couple of years You have only ten of thirty senators. You have a lower house entirely vacant. He was governed by decree and so what the us wants is new elections and reo. Res job is to figure out how to get there and to make sure that there's not more violence in the next few months but that's what the us wants. What the haitian people want when it comes to international intervention less of it and relief for the inequities in their life. You know it would became very clear. i guess it was last weekend that on re was the man who the us and What's known as the core group of diplomats diplomats from all over the world. They released a letter that referred to on re as as haiti's next leader and did not refer at all to to close f- the the the now former prime minister and so what. That revealed was american and international intervention in haiti which has a very long history and generally has ended very poorly. And so what people. In haiti what civil society leaders in haiti decried again was the. Us choosing their leader but the bottom line is is that outcome. The inequities violence The the corruption. That is what haitians wanna see. Tackled on re says that he can do it You know the us is hoping that an election can make things better but these are entrenched entrenched problems that will be very difficult and frankly their generational one other big headline out of the caribbean this week. The biden administration transferred a moroccan man out of guantanamo bay and sent him home. And this is the first release from guantanamo. Since 2016 abdul latif nassar was never charged with a crime. Nick what's his story so he was as you said that's the headline never charged with a crime. After nineteen years picked up enough coniston believed to be a member of the taliban. And he's moroccan and so he gets transferred and he was Earmarked i guess is for lack of a better word bio parole review board to be transferred in twenty sixteen But it was never done. Under the obama administration and the trump administration largely stopped transfers. There was only one during the trump administration And so what we have is president biden saying that. He wants to go back to president obama's policy on guantanamo but will all recall. President obama vowed to close gitmo. And here we are still talking about it There are thirty. Nine prisoners left ten or eligible for transfer. Seventeen are eligible for a review board And so that's the number that they're looking at the other twelve to been convicted ten involved in in military commissions already. So you know. The problem of guantanamo is one that president biden is administration. Say they wanted to tackle. They say they want to get those ten who are eligible today in the seventeen hundred. Eligible for review off out of guantanamo was quickly and as safely as they can but there remains certainly domestic political opposition and the logistics of convincing governments around the world the diplomacy required to convince governments around the world to take these men and the politics of what they do after Continues to really be a challenge and and really slow down the desire to close guantanamo. Well let's close out the hour with some music and a trip to a city that the un once ranked alongside venice macci chew and yosemite national park. It's a place famous for a lot of reasons and of course home to these fat four. I'm not not this week. Liverpool home to the beatles lost out again becoming only the third site in history to have its designation as a world heritage site revoked by unesco knew what happened. Well i'm ready ashamed to say that. I've never been to liverpool. And when i do go i'll be very sorry. It's no longer a world heritage site. This decision was made by a secret unesco ballot in china. It's really understandably upset. People lots of reaction over it being a day of shame for liverpool. What strikes me as really autism there wasn't much earlier consultation going on between liverpool and unesco over his controversial water waterfront development which triggered this decision. I would have thought that if you've got this. Incredibly prestigious status that there are conditions attached and the kind of early warning system like don't build that development because it's going to compromise your stages your unesco status so bit of a humiliating out of the blue announcements and Yeah very very sad to hear it. Paul what does it mean to be a world heritage site. Well it gives you states it makes people want to turn up and look at your city. I mean the thing. The competing issues in liverpool is. They're trying to redevelop the main waterfront area. Which is kind of very tied up in the global history of trade and the uk's history as an empire but at the same time it's an underdeveloped area and it's a need of renovation and the locals are saying is well hang about you taking this away from us because we're trying to improve people's lives and that that's unfair unesco is saying actually you're going about in a ham-fisted way and knocking down things you should be looking after..
"abdul latif nassar" Discussed on Post Reports
"This podcast is supported by facebook from the newsroom of the washington. Post washington post the washington with the washington post reports martine powers. It's tuesday july twentieth today. President biden's renewed attempts to close guantanamo bay and the return of mask mandates so the biden administration has transferred a prisoner from guantanamo bay back to his home country of morocco. And it marks the first transfer of a prisoner from the high-security facility. Under the obama administration missy ryan covers national security for the post senior officials attended. The remaining are eligible for repatriation. Any sense of the targeted timelines for transferring them and is they were broader goal within this administration of closing for that time under yes. Our goal is to close on tano obey and really. It's the second since twenty seventeen because president trump halted. What had been a pretty robust resettlement program from guantanamo bay and it marks what we think potentially is the resumption of an effort to close the prison. Which has become a symbol of some of the problems that the united states encountered in its response to the nine eleven attacks. The prisoner transferred out. Guantanamo is odd elective nassir. He has been there since two thousand two and he's now fifty six years old. The us government believed that he was an enemy. Combatant you spend time in an al qaeda training camp in the ninety s but they never charged him with a crime. He was one five prisoners. Who is teed up for resettlement. At the very end of the obama administration his transfer was approved. Back in two thousand sixteen by an inter-agency panel that looked at these prisoners periodically to say. Is it safe for the united states to release or resettled these people or do they need to hold them. And this panel found back then that abdul latif nassar was eligible for resettlement for transfer back to his home country of morocco. And what happened. Was that for reasons. This group of prisoners at the eleventh hour were not able to be transferred. This was january of two thousand seventeen. There had been expectations that some of them would leave the prison and instead they ended up getting stuck for another four years and so he is now finally getting the transfer that has been approved for all this time. And what is the biting administration said about this publicly about their plan for guantanamo. I mean are they saying we are going to close this detention camp and that guantanamo will be no more. Yeah president biden does want to close the prison. And if you recall. He was vice president. When president obama way back in two thousand nine vowed to close the prisoners one of his first acts as president. I executive order that we are signing by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and the laws of the united states of america in order to affect the appropriate disposition of individuals traveling retain by the department of defense at lana moth and promptly close attention facility at guantanamo consistent with national security and foreign policy of the united states and the interests of justice and the obama administration really did undertake this very intense effort especially in the early years to close guantanamo but it face so much opposition from congress from local officials who thought that it was too dangerous to release some of these prisoners who had concerns about saddling them in countries that were either in the midst of war or potentially having concerns surrounding their ability to safeguard some of the prisoners and so basically it was stymied for a long time. The obama administration did transfer a resettle more than one hundred and seventy prisoners either to their home countries or to third countries. And you know they were mixed results for that. Some of them have really thrived and flourished others were able to pick up their lives again or some of them did have security concerns but that all ground to a halt when president trump took office. This morning i watched president obama talking about gitmo guantanamo bay which by the way which by the way we are keeping open he was very very opposed to letting any more prisoners out. We'll get a loaded up with some bad dudes believe me. We'll get a load it up. He one point had promised to fill the prison up with new terror suspects. That's something that never happened. But it really was indicative of his policy. His approach to national security there was only one detainee that was transferred during the trump administration. And that was someone who was sent home to saudi arabia. Serve out the remainder of a sentence. He was getting under the military trial process. And i think it's just worth going back to understand. What are the origins of guantanamo. And how long has this prison been in existence. The facility at guantanamo bay has been around for a really long time. It's a military facility on the eastern tip of cuba and it was made famous in part during the cuban missile crisis. And it's something that has a long history but it became this international symbol of the excesses of america's response to the september eleventh attacks in the months following september eleventh. You saw all of these prisoners shackled in their orange. Jumpsuits blindfolded or hooded being taken to guantanamo was more than seven hundred prisoners at its peak and they were prison there now. It's been almost two decades. Most of them were never charged and some of them were resettled or release during the bush administration. And there's been this winnowing of the detainee population but basically advocates will say it really has come to symbolize what the united states did wrong and also it was kind of a rallying cry for extra mess around the world because they could point to this and say this is unjust know. The united states is treating a largely muslim population unjustly and it has also been controversial in terms of its legal basis and that is something that the biden administration is seeking to grapple with. It's incredibly complicated. Because of the The potential for renewed congressional opposition. Something that were already seen hints of at this point. And then the question of these military trials which have just dragged on for years and years and with lots of legal and procedural problems you that there is continued opposition Especially in congress. Tell me what people are saying. Who believe that guantanamo should not be closed. Well you know. I think everybody recognizes. The guantanamo is not an ideal situation at this point. You know there are only thirty. Nine prisoners that remain and the cost of maintaining. The prison is very high. So you're looking at cost of millions of dollars a year for each detainee. The detainee population is aging. Many of them need medical care. That is not available on this island and everybody recognizes that. The military commission process has not worked out as planned so while. There's an that that is the case. There is also a lot of concern especially among republicans in congress about the prospect of bringing any of these prisoners.