Close Guantánamo In the news Ahmed Rabbani

The U.S. Has Held Me For 19 Years Without A Charge. I Have Just One Chance To Be Freed

Next month will mark my 19th year of detention by the United States government, even though I have never been charged with a crime, let alone put on trial.

Earlier this month was the closest I have come to my “day in court,” when my lawyers presented my case to the Periodic Review Board. If the Board recommends my release from Guantanamo, even though this would be a recommendation from the U.S.’s national security agencies, whether I am released and how long this takes would still be up to President Biden. My fate lies in his hands.

Read Ahmed Rabbani’s essay about his fragile hopes for release from Guantánamo at Huffpost