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US transfers Guantanamo prisoner to Morocco: Pentagon

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Washington (AFP) – The Biden administration has transferred its first detainee out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon said Monday, repatriating a Moroccan man whose release had been advised in 2016 but whose detention continued under Donald Trump’s presidency. “The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Abdul Latif Nasir from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Kingdom of Morocco,” a Pentagon statement said, adding that 39 prisoners remain in the controversial facility. Nasir was never charged with any crime.  His transfer out of Guantanamo was first recom…

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