The United States is preparing to transfer a top prisoner from Guantanamo

AA / Washington / Michael Hernandez

A key prisoner in a controversial U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been transferred with a security guarantee, according to a recent article.

The New York Times reported on Monday that the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Committee has recommended the release of Gulad Duran, a Somali national who has been detained in the facility without charge since he was transferred by the CIA in 2006. But Duran is unlikely to leave the detention center at any time.

According to the Times, Duran was one of 39 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and 13 or 14 were released.

US President Joe Biden has authorized the transfer of only one prisoner from this prison within a year of taking office.

Abdul Latif Nasser, a 56-year-old Moroccan, was initially allowed to transfer under former President Barack Obama, but the process stalled under the Trump administration before the man was released in July.

The location of Gullet Duran’s relocation has not yet been determined, but a document received by the Times on November 10 states that “significant efforts will be made to identify a suitable relocation location” which will be “outside the United States”. Appropriate safeguards for the protection and treatment of individuals. “

Duran’s lawyer Shayana Kadidal told the newspaper that he became aware of the decision after being notified to his client early Monday morning.

Duran lived in Sweden as a refugee during his youth and is said to have a family in Canada.

His sister posted on Facebook that the transfer of another prisoner, Mohd al-Alwi, had also been approved. His lawyer declined to comment.

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The Pentagon has declined to comment on the laws of Duran or al-Alvi.

* Translated by Mourad Belhaj from English

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