One of Guantánamo Bay’s “forever prisoners” has finally gone home.
The Biden administration has repatriated Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, back to Morocco, according to a statement from the Department of Defense on Monday. Nasser had been held in the U.S. military prison since 2002, though he was never charged with a crime and never received a trial. As one of the prison’s longest serving detainees, Nasser remained at Guantánamo despite being recommended for release in 2016.
“We have waited nearly 20 years so long for this moment and finally our prayers have been answered. To know that my brother has returned to Morocco fills me with happiness I cannot even describe,” Nasser’s brother, Mustafa Nasser, told VICE News. “The last five years, since he was cleared for transfer but kept in Guantánamo by President Trump, have been the hardest of all.”
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