The camp was established by
President George W. Bush’s administration in 2002 during the War on Terror following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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 Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was established in 1898 when the U.S. took control of Cuba from Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War. The U.S. government obtained a perpetual lease from the Cuban government that began on February 23, 1903 .
June 10, 1898
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.
Guantánamo Bay (Spanish: Bahía de Guantánamo) is a bay located in Guantánamo Province at the southeastern end of Cuba. Since the 1959 revolution, Cuba has only cashed a single lease payment from the United States government.
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.
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.
Constructed in stages starting in 2002, the Guantánamo Bay detention camp (often called Gitmo, which is also a name for the naval base) was used to house Muslim militants and suspected terrorists captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere (see also Iraq War).
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.
if foreign citizen can own a property in Cuba ? Only certain properties sold by state owned businesses – foreigners cannot buy other stuff. So no, you cannot buy their house – only a Cuban can own it. A foreigner, with Cuban Permanent Residency, can have title to property .
And while there has been a continuous American presence at Guantánamo Bay since U.S. forces took it in a Spanish- American war battle in 1898, it’s technically leased territory.
Capturing the bay from the Spanish forces was instrumental in the following Battle of Santiago de Cuba and the subsequent invasion of Puerto Rico. Battle of Guantánamo Bay.
|Date||6–10 June 1898|
|Location||Guantánamo Bay, Cuba|
|Result||American – Cuban victory|
Federal court convictions since 9/11 on terrorism-related charges: More than 660. Detainees convicted by GTMO military commission: 8. GTMO military commissions convictions overturned: 3 completely, 1 partially.
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).