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"System sure really quickly put a pin in my point that i was trying to There are classes of detainees that are referred to as forever prisoners some of which have never been charged and have been there since nine eleven which has been twenty years now so it's it's not uncommon and it's a little bit troubling. It's more than a little bit troubling. Yeah and we'll we'll talk. Let's talk about that right now. As a matter of fact to look into the fate of the detainees so there are the reports of torture. This may need to be its own episode again. In the meantime do check out that the very important question whether or not torture actually quote unquote works. Part of the hold up on the trial is due to objections by lawyers defending to individuals while he'd been and rossi being on sheep there. These lawyers are challenging. The current judge mccall. And they're saying hey. Are you qualify to reside over these cases. These are death penalty cases. A maybe and we need you to suspend the proceedings until you're familiar with all the precedent all the legal proceedings leading up to the time you were given the case in august and this includes they argue the rulings of the three other judges previously involved in the same case. Wait record scratch. You heard that right. There have been three other judges before. Colonel mccall none of which actually brought this to trial none. Colonel mccall is the fourth judge to preside at the guantanamo court conspiracy case against khalid sheikh muhammad was the alleged mastermind of the nine eleven attacks and the four other men who are accused of helping plot those hijackings and again those attacks resulted in almost three thousand people. Dead in new york at the pentagon the most recent detainee to leave got out white recently in july of this year his name abdul latif nassir is a moroccan national..

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14:27 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men. Gaza also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains. He lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be what justification does the vitamin association. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining these people. I wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees also went. It was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic and lonzo understood. Arabic culture wanted to be there and we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane out on tottenham oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated so it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible we were promised by our state department that the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there. We call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis of what has been the us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae. Past all these men often. Uae and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in a might take them back to yemen where they can suffer wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by. Pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice-president biden wiping to close one obey. Why couldn't the obama administration close to close guantanamo bay. But you have to have congressional already to do. It kept it open. The fact is that we in fact it's the greatest hit is an advertisement for it is an advertisement for creating terror. The image of around the world the fact of mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that i would add words to kind of hone in on something that gary was saying there He mentioned Having titian for rid of habeas corpus back in twenty ten that would have been during brock obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing That petition for rid of habeas corpus We found ourselves in a similar situation with our klein. Audela haroon goule His justice department Mr biden's president biden's justice department took the same position that president. Bush president obama's president trump's did we had biden he should Stop opposing these petitions of habeas corpus and begin releasing all of the uncharged men who remaining one time obey. Wanna thank marc mayer and gary thompson. Lawyers for at least two of the guantanamo prisoners. I made me goodman with one. Gonzalez stay say..

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"latif nassir" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. The reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at the trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal. Made it across the border into jessica stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march two thousand and two. By pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees are also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis. What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to close one obey. Why couldn't the obama administration close to close guantanamo bay. But you have to have congressional thirty to do. It kept it open. The fact is that we in fact it's the greatest hit an advertisement for it is an advertisement for creating terror the image of tonne around the world the fact of mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that i would add words to kind of hone in on something that gary was saying there He mentioned Having petition for rid of habeas corpus back in twenty ten that would have been during brock obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing That petition for rid of habeas corpus We found ourselves in a similar situation with our klein. Audela haroon goule His justice department Mr biden's president biden's justice department took the same position that president. Bush president obama's president trump's did we have biden he should Stop opposing these petitions of habeas corpus and begin releasing all of the uncharged men who remaining one tottenham obey. Wanna thank marc mayer and gary thompson. Lawyers for at least two of the guantanamo prisoners. I'm amy goodman with one. Gonzalez stay say..

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"Comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo prisoner. Reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the ua under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's with the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men. Gaza also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life in his focused on. The future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started at guantanamo. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress Taken guantanamo in. October of two thousand. And two where. He suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions in sometimes solitary. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there. We call the uae gitmo east as opposed to get more west and with the numbers dwindling now. Thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading gitmo prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past. All these men often uae and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to close one.

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Democracy Now! Audio

13:43 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"As activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo prisoner. Reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the way under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole mike institution that was set up under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll leave. Nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war abdullatif. Nassir ended up. In one tahoe. The way a lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani thirties was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees are also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to.

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"latif nassir" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Military prison in guantanamo bay cuba this month the first guantanamo prisoners to be released under the biden administration return to his home country of morocco. Fifty six year old abdulatif nassir was imprisoned for nearly two decades without charge and was cleared for release by the us military since two thousand sixteen there. Eighty nine prisoners remain at guantanamo. This comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo. Chinook reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the way under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole mike institution that was set up under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late in barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration says we all know was the trump administration. President trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe. And in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. The reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war abdullatif. Nassir ended up. In one tahoe. The way a lot of people ended up in guantanamo there was a bounty program essentially that was being run in afghanistan pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How.

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"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Has been like during the pandemic sure. It was locked in time is. The guards came and went. You know. there's there's over a thousand army national reserve troops down there working at this prison. Which now has thirty nine detainees. They would continue their nine month rotations but the court was closed. The legal the legal proceedings came to a full stop. The media was not allowed as you said for five hundred days. I left in february two twenty twenty and was just allowed to return for the first media. Visit last week They managed to get the construction going so the place is one big construction zone. There's one hundred and twenty five million dollar barracks for eight hundred and fifty of those prison guards to live in during their sticks going up. That's a trump administration program so in a sense for for the period of the pandemic. Let's say guantanamo was status quo. Nothing changed for the detainees Nothing changed in terms of. Let's say the guard program they did they did have quarantines as people came in but every all the personalities change. There's a new commander down there. There's new guards down there. There's new Captain of the base and so as a result when guantanamo reopens itself to the world. And we go back down for hearings. The only people who seem a hearing the last time it occurred are the prisoners the press and the lawyers. Even the judges are new coming. In to hear these cases you have been reporting from guantanamo for a very long time. Even before the first detainees were sent there. Just sort of from how you're feeling you know being again having gone back after five hundred days. Do you think that the closure of the prison complex there can actually happen relatively soon. It certainly cannot happen relatively soon. It cannot the release of the latif. Nassir was one of the easiest. Transfers available to this administration it had been done by diplomats Of the obama years they they this this administration was candidate which they said they use the same arrangements that had been made during the obama years and and and it took them for some reason seven months or in the intervening seven months. When the president took over to get the Moroccan government to affirm it there is tremendous amount of hard work to come and a tremendous amount of politics to make some hard decisions about what to do in individual cases and what to do with individual prisoners for this detention center. Close there would have to be a thousands upon hours of diplomacy Some willingness of congress to let the the defense department the administration move. Some of these detainees to a us soil setting the is quietly as they are making arrangements for things. There can be change. There.

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"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Whose name he shares. Now the subject of his series has been released. We want to check back in with latif. Nassir about this important update. Let's have great to have you here. Thanks for having me melissa. So something you sought to learn in the podcast series was. How nassir ended up in prison in guantanamo bay. What does the us government say about that. Well that's i mean that's part of the problem as you said like he. He's never been officially charged with anything. we know from Leaked documents from over a decade ago. Basically what they what they thought this guy. Did you know. There's a kind of like a pretty nefarious laundry. List of things being a top explosives expert for al-qaeda being a top military adviser to osama bin laden Blowing up the unesco world heritage site the bamiyan buddha statues fighting the us and coalition forces at At the battle of tora bora. So there's a big list there that that we know from these documents from over a decade ago. So he's been there. He was there for almost two decades held at guantanamo. What was this experience like. They're his experience. Was he wasn't waterboarded. he was exposed to treatment that i think many people would call i would call torture Including sleep deprivation and Prolonged solitary confinement exposure to extreme heat or cold loud noises sensory overload. He he has Hearing long-term hearing damage because of that. But yeah. I think that was probably more early on in his time there but ever since then he's just one of forty guys at a prison and and he was supposed to go back to morocco now five years ago right. It was approved to be sent back to morocco. Back in two thousand sixteen. Why did that not happen. So yeah so. He got approved. A unanimously by six big agencies in the united states government to leave guantanamo. Two thousand sixteen Basically what happens is during the serta tail end of the obama administration. The thing that keeps him at guantanamo is paperwork. Basically there's this bureaucratic blog and diplomatic logjam And and basically at the end the thing he needed was a signature from the secretary of defense which which he just didn't get and so he he was sort of kept there by paperwork and that made it so he couldn't get out in the obama administration. Then the trump administration came in you. You just played the tape of what President trump wanted to do with guantanamo Not let people out with but loaded up that he did let one guy out but That was to a saudi prison. So in terms of detainees it was it was pretty much the same under Donald trump and then now Over the last six months it's just a matter of. I think the biden administration kind of getting together who and what they want to do with An and their strategy about what they wanna do about guantanamo. You make the point about the detainee who released under president trump into saudi prison What are what is our understanding about what lies ahead for nassir. Apparently lawyers say that There's an expectation. He'll be reunited with his family. But i'm wondering about the other legal battles said he will face in morocco. Yes so there's sort of pending an investigation pending on and i got the language. His alleged involvement in the perpetration of terror acts in morocco. So all the former Guantanamo detainees that were released in morocco. Kind of were also investigated in this way whether it's kind of a in a way it like a real serious Investigation that could mean you know. He is facing more prison time. That's that's a question Or is this kind of just a perfunctory thing to say. Okay let's just you know review the sky. It's unclear at this point but he is. He is still technically under investigation morocco. So i'm wondering about. He was not the only detainee clear to leave your back during the obama administration. I'm wondering if you currently have any sense. As to whether or not others who were cleared to leave under that administration will have an opportunity to be repatriated or or why it was nassir. Who was who was the first yet v. As of now after the nassir left there are ten more guys who are in this position where on on paper basically. They're they're allowed to go but they just can't physically. The reason why i think ability nassir was the first for the biden administration. Is that one of the folks. I talked to who who sort of put together that transfer package. He said It's not that ability of nassir was low. Hanging fruit adult nassar was no hanging fruit. He was He the whole package was totally put together. It was really just that kind of final bureaucratic say so that was preventing him From getting out. So i think that was sort of the easiest layup that that In terms of transferred that they could do you were just talking about someone who who spoke with as part of the series but of course you did not get to speak with abdul-latif latif nassir himself. Because he was being held in guantanamo Does the fact that he's now in morocco. Raise any possibility that you might actually have that opportunity on to continue reporting by speaking directly with him. Yeah that's what. I'm hoping In my experience with this series trying to interview Released guantanamo detainees They've been the most difficult sources. I've i've had in my career as a journalist Both getting access getting them to agree to wanted. Sit down for an interview which you know to them. Feel like an another interrogation and then the interviews themselves are very very sort of delicate given that there's you know there's so much kind of trauma in the air so i very much would like to interview him. But i'm i'm approaching it as carefully as again as you talk about that sort of journalistic ethic about how careful you need to be. And how determined you need to be and finding the source. I'm having opportunity to speak with this horse. I'm wondering about the story. In general i mean part of the reason you made. The series was because guantanamo had largely fallen off the radar. Attention was tuned towards lots of other things but one might suggest in practically be particularly biden administration that a quieter approach might be more valuable to them. So i'm In terms of actually getting these approved on detainees released. I'm wondering about the balance that you see between telling the stories versus. I'm sort.

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"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on The Takeaway

"This is the takeaway. i'm melissa harris. Perry in pretend tanzania vega on monday the biden administration announced that it had repatriated abdul latif nassir out of the guantanamo bay detention facility and back to his home country of morocco. Nassir withheld guantanamo for nearly two decades. Us officials accused him of fighting with the taliban against the us military in afghanistan in two one but not was never charged with a crime and he was approved for release from guantanamo. Back in two thousand sixteen but that never happened a sign of the deep seated political disagreements that have hung over the detention center since it was first used. A full detainees. Starting in two thousand and two. It's important for americans and others across the world to understand. The kind of people held at guantanamo. He's aren't common criminals or bystanders accidentally swept up on the battlefield for many years. It's been clear that the detention facility at one time obey does not advance our national security. it undermines it. it's counterproductive to our fight against terrorists. Because they use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit this morning. I watched president obama talking about gitmo guantanamo bay which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping up and we'll get a loaded up with some bad dudes polygamy we'll get a loaded up Do you think that you'll succeed in getting guantanamo bay closed. That is my hope. Expectation but thirty nine detainees still remained at the facility. Only eleven of whom have actually been charged with war crimes and according to the new york times. Us taxpayers are paying. Thirteen million dollars per guantanamo detainee per year. Now we'll have more coming up on the biden. Administration's approach to releasing detainees from guantanamo. But first we want to focus on a more personal aspect of dual latif nassar story in february twenty twenty the wnyc podcast radio lab released a multi part series called the other latif in which shows co host nassar reported extensively on.

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NPR News Now

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington. I'm jack speer. Democrats held a field hearing of the senate rules committee in atlanta today to push for federal voting legislation even after republicans blocked their latest attempt to do so. The hearings focused was on georgia's republican led voting law member station w. a. b. atlanta. Emma hurt us more. No republican senators attended this hearing nor did they send witnesses to testify or defend the law. Helen butler is a longtime voting rights advocate with georgia coalition for the people's agenda. We have been forced to spend more even more time and resources fighting discriminatory voting laws and policies and practices at the state and local levels. Georgia's nearly one hundred page. Law made a lot of changes to voting including limiting hours of access and locations of absentee ballot. Drop boxes senate. Democrats have continued to push for federal voting protections but without republican support. Their efforts have stalled for npr news. I'm hurt in atlanta totally walking back his comments last week about how social media companies aren't doing enough to deal with vaccine misinformation president bind today tempered. His assessment somewhat the companies like facebook and others are killing people by hosting misinformation about kobe. Nineteen biden saying j. hopes that tech companies. Don't take his comments personally and instead move to save lives. Facebook and others have defended their current practices. Saying they're helping people around the world access information about the shots. Facebook in a number of other major tech firms are npr supporters. The by the administration has transferred a detainee from the us military prison in guantanamo bay cuba to morocco. It marks the first time. A prisoner at gitmo has been released since president bind took office then. Pr sasha pfeiffer reports the release reduces gizmos remaining prisoner population to nine men. Moroccan citizen abdul. Latif nassir spent nineteen years at guantanamo without being charged making him one of get most so-called forever prisoners. The fifty six year old was cleared for transfer by parole board in two thousand sixteen but the trump administration continued to hold him the move signals an effort by the biden administration to steadily shrink guantanamo's prisoner population and perhaps eventually closed the prison entirely about a half dozen prisoners have been cleared for transfer by biden but the administration was still find countries to take them sasha pfeiffer npr news a florida who breached the us capitol building carrying a trump campaign. Flag has received an eight month prison term. The first sentence in a felony case in connection with the january six insurrection prosecutors had wanted paul allard hodgkins to serve eighteen months behind bars saying he and others involved in jerry january six right contributed to the collective threat to democracy. Hodgkinson himself was never accused of assaulting anyone or causing any damage. He had pleaded guilty earlier. A major down day on wall street. The dow fell seven hundred. Twenty five points. Today you're listening to npr today. British prime minister boris johnson's freedom day when many cove nineteen restrictions are being lifted but composer andrew lloyd. Webber who's got a new contemporary musical version of cinderella. Running in the west end was forced to close the show because one of its cast members has a positive kovic test jeff. London reports lord. Lloyd webber's been frequent critic of the british government's handling of theater during the cova crisis and in a harshly worded tweet monday morning. He announced that his new show. Cinderella was shutting down the day before its opening night call one cast member in a small role tested positive other members in the cast have since tested negative and lloyd. Webber says that quote despite this the impossible conditions created by the blunt instrument. That is the government's isolation guidance mean that we cannot continue. No reopening date has been announced for npr news. I'm jeff london. The nation's home builders were bit less confident this month with builder confidence falling to its lowest level. Since last august part of the declined driven by shortages and both supplies and labor banesto association of homebuilders wells fargo housing market index declined to a reading of eighty this month from eighty one in june. Still overall builder. Confidence remains elevated. Since a reading above fifty means more builders you market conditions as favorable than poor critical futures. Prices fell today oil down five dollars and thirty nine cents a barrel to end the session at sixty six dollars and forty two cents a barrel on the new york mercantile exchange. This is npr..

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"latif nassir" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Thirty nine prisoners remain at the guantanamo bay detention camp. After one man abdul-latif nassir was sent home today to morocco. He was a commander and weapons trainer for the taliban afghanistan but was never charged with a crime during his nearly. Twenty years of incarceration at guantanamo. Nassar is now in the hands of moroccan authorities. He's the first prisoner. That president biden is transferred out of gitmo and each remaining case poses questions about the future of the camp ever since the military prison was bill. Carol rosenberg has reported on it. deeply. She's with the new york times. Caralis begin with today's news. What could this transformation for. The remaining thirty nine detainees guantanamo. So first of all it shows that the by administration is back in the business of trying to get people out and close the detention center. Which is the unfinished business of the obama administration. You're to that question about the existence of the base. I mean there's been a debate and questions as with each administration since george w bush about whether or if the game prison would be shut down. What does this tell you and your own understanding having reported on facility for so long that they seem to be adopting the obama playbook which is figure out how to get the people they can. And then i mean. They've made clear they're going to try to work with congress on trying to figure out the solution for the people they can't or won't send to third countries. You know marco. The only way to close guantanamo is to move guantanamo. The united states is to have a detention style setting for the folks they will not release the convicts or the people they want to put on trial and perhaps some people they think are too dangerous and pick them up and move them to a us. Setting you know. Kim to call it guantanamo north but congress has blocked that they refused to allow any of those men to be relocated to the united states for any reason not for trial not for detention not for medical treatment. So it's a big big climb for this administration to find the allies in congress to allow them to move however many dozens a dozen to some sort of secure setting in the united states is a a partisan issue and we'll politics again get in the way of moving to the us. It seems to be kind of red meat in campaign season to accuse anyone who's willing to come up with an alternative to guantanamo to accuse them of being soft on terror. That's sort of the line but there's no suggestion that these men will be released in the united states. The idea is that they would be tried convicted or plead guilty and put in maximum security south settings so carol you recently returned to guantanamo bay after the pandemic kept you away for five. Hundred days was at the longest period of time. You've not been on assignment there since it opened in two thousand and two. And what did you see what was different. I spent well over a thousand nights at guantanamo across the years. And i've never been away for you. Know the equivalent of a full calendar year. Plus and what. I was really struck. Me marco. is that virtually every single person who works at the prison and all of the leadership at the base has turned over came down with a group of reporters in a group of lawyers for the first hearing in a case involving a man accused of being an al qaeda commander and the only people who knew what the last hearing looked like a couple of years ago where the prisoner the press and the lawyers all the soldiers. Even the judge were new to the case. There's a lot there's a. There's a lot to be learned by the new people who are going to be handling procedures new york times reporter. Carol rosenberg is written about guantanamo bay. Since the detention camp was built in two thousand and two carol. Thanks very much for joining us. Oh it's my pleasure marco. The future for a major obama era immigration policy is now endowed daca deferred action for childhood arrivals protect certain undocumented immigrants from deportation people who came to the us as children. It also provides them with a work permit but last week a federal judge in texas rule that the program is unconstitutional. The world's monica campbell's here to tell us what this means for people in the program and what this means for the administration of joe biden meeting his immigration campaign promises. Monica first of all. Who does this ruling effect and not effect at least for now this ruling effects anybody who wants to be a part of the program and that's tens of thousands of people who have applied to be in the daca program since the start of the year more or less and it does not affect immediately at least people who are currently in the program or looking to renew their status within the program. So you can turn in your application but immigration officials are blocked from moving forward on it. Who exactly wants to end the daca program. Monica people who are against offering any sort of Path to citizenship offering a larger reform to the millions of undocumented people in the united states that they see this as kind of opening the door. And not just two people here in the us but props to the world that this will signal that more people can come into the united states and eventually get papers. This is seen as kind of a slippery slope test. Daca has long been that the support for that remain strong and powerful especially in places like texas and a lot of other republican led states. That support this court ruling so the administration is expected to appeal but after that. What are the possible scenarios. I mean could this go to the supreme court has daca has in the past. It absolutely could and i spoke to people who have been defending daca at the supreme court at the table. They are offering some blunt truth. They're saying that. This judge in texas the district court judge in texas is ruling. Could very well pass all the way up to the supreme court and that we know that the supreme court is a more conservative. One right now. I spoke with louis. Court does romito. He is one of immigration lawyers. Who's been right up in front defending daca. He's in seattle. He said that he is now really looking for more permanent. Fix hoping that congress can step in and try and rescue the program..

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"latif nassir" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Okay so this article from vice news says guantanamo bay detainees say conditions are worst since president or since biden became president. Oh what's possibly occur. How can the conditions get worse. They weren't house in like cages like literal cages outside. I've heard awful things about it. President joe biden has said he plans to close guantanamo bay the infamous military prison in cuba by the end of his term but in the months since biden took off his detainees there say. Conditions have deteriorated. Imagine being in guantanamo bay and saying. Oh my gosh. In the last six months a conditions have deteriorated really dislike when the The organization of violence enforce says things like what we plan to do this. Well i plan to have a harem of topless ladies peeling grapes for me. But that doesn't mean that it's actually going to happen. You know waving something in front of somebody's face. It's there you know. We're considering letting pardoning snowed in or whoever it was last year we're considering it and then they don't right or when they they talk about reform prisoners of war get treated better than these. These guys are excluded from those rights. They're excluded from their your your normal rights as an american on american soil. You don't have any rights on foreign soil because they're they're in this guy. Cuban land that's released from cuba by the united states. But if they're on leased land you would think that they would have rights under us. Law if you support the government in any way and i mean if you think oh well. There should be a military. Oh well there we should at least have a police force or if you think oh well. We should have social programs. You're supporting these people's human rights being taken away by the us government and that's why can't agree with mark when he says like oh. You're lucky to be living in the united states. Instead of china china so worse i mean like i don't i mean there there's no comparing this type of evil. That's what i call. The grass is always greener right except instead of it all being greener on the other side. It's greener now on this side and that's a common thing for people to believe that they have it better because it's the devil you know it's the devil you're familiar with and so if you're familiar with it and you know it you think that that makes it better when you know it likely does not last segment we were talking about a nineteen year. Detainee named abdul latif nassir. Who said how can it be so much. Worse than than when biden was president while nassar who is from. Morocco is what's known as a forever prisoner though he was cleared for transfer in two thousand sixteen. He has no idea when or if he will ever be free. Besides nassar detainees or ways. Asadollah haroon goal and med rabbani have told vice news through their lawyers. That conditions at the american military prison have rapidly worsened over the last few years. Men lake tahoe count their years through passing american presidents. When biden was elected they had hoped things might improve but while conditions at the prison have never been exemplary detainees say they have recently become even less tolerable. It's gotta be pretty bad when the prisoners are like hey got worse at guantanamo bay of all places right. This isn't this isn't like the new mexico department of criminal detention or whatever..

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"latif nassir" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:17 min | 1 year ago

"latif nassir" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Mind. The telephone number you need to do so is two zero. Two three eight zero three six nine nine. Grab yourself a crayola jet this down on the fridge to crown. I'm just kidding in crayon. I just hate wing. Kids say crown. You've never heard that. Maybe it's just really not a northern thing. When i went to see that yeah in the southern crown crown so knowing anyway two zero two three eight zero thirty six ninety nine if you'd like to join us on air tonight in the studio. It's myself the reverend captain kick ass and it's bonnie ankara's we've been talking about well all sorts of things but i want to tell you that freedoms phoenix is your source for all news. Economic news government overreach insane government spending and more get today's headlines. All in one place from a fresh libertarian perspective. You can find all this and more at freedoms phoenix dot com. That's freedoms with an ass. Phoenix dot com Ernie puts on a good show. He's an entertaining fella as well so we have been talking about. Yes that's right. It's still open guantanamo bay. Do we have more from the article. Yes there's more. It's really sad because like a lot of people in america. These prisoners thought to steal the term from mark geriatric. Jesus was going to come and save them from guantanamo bay. But no you all the mark. 'isms you want sometimes larry's but no conditions have gotten have deteriorated since joe biden has came into office for some reason according to detainees geriatric. Jesus didn't make it any better now. He didn't save them. I thought everybody. Who was voting for jerry to geriatric. Jesus thought he was the The guy is gonna come and save it i. At least there's no there's no offensive tweets going out by this president just worst guantanamo bay treatment. Okay so on the last segment. We were talking about a nineteen year. Detainee named abdul latif nassir. Who said how can it be so much. Worse than than when biden was president. Well nassar who is from. Morocco is what's known as a forever prisoner though he was cleared for transfer in two thousand sixteen. He has no idea when or if he will ever be free. Besides nassar detainees Asadullah haroon goal. And ach med. Rabin have told vice news through there will years that conditions at the american military. Prison have rapidly worsened over the last few years. Men like them at guantanamo count their years through passing american presidents. When biden was elected they had hoped things might improve but while conditions at the prison have never been exemplary detainees say they have recently become even less tolerable being. It's gotta be pretty bad when the prisoners are like. Hey it got worse at guantanamo bay of all places. It this isn't this isn't like you know the new mexico department of you know criminal detention or whatever. It's called aware new mexico if you don't know is infamous for importing prisoners from other states to their prison because they'll take good care of them there and their prisons of course are horrendous and they were good. No no there but this is far. Worse than that. Your ton of obama's far worse than that and the prisoners at guantanamo bay get treated far worse than your standard federal prisoner gets treated and for them to say. It's getting even worse than that. I mean that's gotta be that's gotta be something waterboarded. There's a lot of it's there. There were tortured and it was tortured. There's things that they were that were done to these prisoners that we can't talk about on radio it was so bad. Yeah my god i know. We talked me. Mark and ian one time way before the raid we were. We talked about a story with guantanamo ban. I learned all kinds of horrible things from that article. I was like whoa. Like i had no idea but i can't really remember them. Because i don't like to think about torture probably perpetuated by the lagoons. Tyrants the despots the parasites the thugs the gang of idiots liars thieves lunatics killers known as government psychopaths setup by psychopath president george w bush administration in two thousand two following the nine eleven terrorist attacks. Guantanamo held about seven hundred and eighty people at its peak including terrorist suspects and combatants from afghanistan while hundreds have been released over the years and transferred to other countries in u. s. prisons guantanamo. Still remains open and scores of critics have pointed to the torture and harsh interrogation methods. Wants us there as indicative of the. Us's now almost twenty year war on terror. They're fighting a war against terror- they're totally not terrorizing people terrorism. It seems like the. Us is terrorized far more people on a regular basis year after year after year. Since i don't even know how far back world war one probably at least they absolutely terrorized me. My dog and my roommates and my boyfriend march sixteenth. Twenty twenty one. They've broken our windows and let my dog run around. The street made us read. walk through. Glass include me and my dog and my boyfriend of course threatened at gun. Point enrolled in big military looking vehicles. That look like tanks are basically armored vehicles. Their military equipment look from the military for a tank pointed at me with guns telling me to go outside naked and ten degree weather. The other thing about it was freezing that morning thinking about terrorism is when when the government was preparing for this war against terrorism. They had to spend some time because they were unable to find the definition of terrorism. That didn't also apply to their organization. Yeah how could they be like fighting against you. Know people who drop bombs on people they. They can't be fighting against that. Let me let me look up. A new definition says now biden has indicated. He wants to close the prison by the end of his term. He is not even in his first year. He has four years. Why can't you do it now right. Yeah like i mean if he has the power just go ahead and do it. Don't planned lake later on in that. He'll use that for his reelection campaign. Have well if you re elected this time. I'll close guantanamo bay. And i mean it instead of planning to do it at the end of my term. The article goes on to say though. That doesn't currently seem likely when the election happened. There was kind of a sense of relief again. Realistic not expecting realistically. I guess this is. Somebody's quote not expecting things to change overnight or anything but okay at least now we can start. Moving forward. said mark may her. A lawyer with repreive who represents detainees at guantanamo. But over time may her said his clients became alarmed as a said. There's situation worsened the past couple of conversations. I've had with some of my some of the hardest. Lots of typos here the past couple of conversations. I've had have been some of the hardest. I've had to deal with my clients. These hanes described deteriorating facilities with broken toilets and locks and burned out lightbulbs. What appears to be a slowdown. In medical treatment with base basics like aspirin and bandaids not available in harsher treatment from guards in prior administrations detainees. Said there were at least some communication with guards but now they face the silent treatment usually if a guard is around. You might just speak with them about movies. Culture food accessories etc. Nassar said there is now no communication between guards and.

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