The US Department of Defense transferred Pakistani-American Majid Khan from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to Belize.
According to foreign media reports, Majid Khan, imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, was flown to Belize on a 2-hour flight, where he was handed over to local authorities.
Majid Khan was found guilty by a military commission in February 2012. Majid Khan was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2021, he completed his sentence.
“I have been given a second chance in life and I intend to make the most of it,” Majid Khan said in a statement, calling him “a productive, law-abiding member of society.” Also committed to become
Majid Khan said that I apologize to Allah and to those whom I have hurt.
Secretary of Defense Austin notified Congress of his intention to transfer Majid Khan to the government of Belize on December 22 of last year and, in consultation with Belize’s partners, stated that we had met the requirements for a responsible transfer.
The United States says it appreciates the willingness of the Government of Belize and other partners to support U.S. efforts focused on responsibly reducing the detainee population and ultimately closing the Guantanamo Bay facility.
According to the United States, there are still 34 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, of which 20 are eligible for transfer and 3 are eligible for review, 9 are in the process of military commission and 2 have been sentenced.