Two Pakistani brothers were released from Guantanamo Bay prison

It has been announced that two brothers imprisoned in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison of America will be transferred to Pakistan after 20 years.

The US Department of Defense announced on Thursday, February 23, that two Pakistani brothers, Muhammad Ahmed Ghulam Rabbani and Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani, are being transferred to Pakistan after spending 20 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.

The American authorities detained the two brothers on charges of working for the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and providing safe havens to suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan.

Later review reports revealed that he was unaware of al-Qaeda’s operational plans.

On January 18, 2023, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin notified Congress of his intention to hand over Abdul Rabbani and Muhammad Rabbani to the government of Pakistan, in consultation with Pakistani partners, according to a statement issued by the Pentagon on Thursday. , and met the requirements for transfer.

The statement said that the United States appreciates the continued support of the Government of Pakistan and other partners in efforts to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo and ultimately close the prison.

On May 13, 2021 and August 17, 2021, following review committee action pursuant to Executive Order 13567, it was determined that Abdul Rabbani and Muhammad Rabbani no longer pose a threat to the national security of the United States, the statement said. Therefore, the final decision of his transfer to Pakistan was taken on October 7, 2021.

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