Guantanamo Bay is a bay on the southeastern end of the island of Cuba. It is surrounded by Cuba on the three sides and is at Cayman Trench in the Caribbean Sea.
As of January 5, 2017, 55 detainees remained at Guantanamo. By January 19, 2017, at the end of the Obama Administration, the detention center remained open with 41 detainees remaining.
The United States exercises jurisdiction and control over this territory, while recognizing that Cuba retains ultimate sovereignty. It is the home of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp located within the base, which are both governed by the United States.
Vistors must have a sponsor here on base to be able to visit . Please contact your on base sponsor for further assistance on gaining entrance to the base. Please be mindful that the base is still restricted and Cuba is off limits.
A passport is required for travel to Guantanamo Bay , Cuba.
Of all detainees at Guantanamo, Afghans were the largest group (29 percent), followed by Saudi Arabians (17 percent), Yemenis (15 percent), Pakistanis (9 percent), and Algerians (3 percent). Overall, 50 nationalities were present at Guantanamo.
mask so as not to touch the ground, and a sign pointing to “Mecca.” A green mesh curtain surrounds the compound, so visitors can’t see in and prisoners can’t see the ocean. traveled to Afghanistan in 2002 to complain that too many “Mickey Mouse” detainees were being sent his way.
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Spanish: Base Naval de la Bahía de Guantánamo ), officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or NSGB, (also called GTMO or Gitmo because of the common pronunciation of this word by the U.S. military) is a United States military base on the shore of Guantánamo Bay and is also the oldest
The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Guantánamo and Havana is 845 km = 525 miles . Guantánamo Distances to Cities.
|Distance from Guantanamo to Havana||845 km|
|Distance from Guantanamo to Varadero||739 km|
Guantánamo (UK: /ɡwænˈtænəmoʊ/, US: /ɡwɑːnˈtɑːn-/, Spanish: [ɡwanˈtanamo]) is a municipality and city in southeast Cuba and capital of Guantánamo Province. Guantánamo is served by the Caimanera port near the site of a U.S. naval base. The area produces sugarcane and cotton wool.
The treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay was very humiliating and had no moral claim. The prisoners could not see, hear, smell or feel anything. They were kept in solitary confinements. It was a secluded prison and so the prisoners were denied any facility as per the international treaties.
There are two kinds of soldiers at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas—the ones with no rank or pay, and those with keys. The USDB, unofficially called “The Castle,” is the only maximum-security prison within the Department of Defense.
listen) AH-boo zuu-BAY-də; Arabic: ابو زبيدة, Abū Zubaydah; born March 12, 1971, as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn) is a Saudi Arabian national currently held by the U.S. in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. He is held under the authority of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF).