Majid Khan was due to be released on 1 March, his lawyers say, but continues to be imprisoned despite Biden’s goal to close the detention centre. Both Scott Roehm and Yumna Rizvi from CVT were quoted in this article from Middle East Eye: “Mr Khan’s situation is a perfect example of Guantanamo’s cruel absurdity – he accepted his punishment and served his time, but is now worse off than he had been because not only is he still there, but also some in the government apparently think he doesn’t need to talk to his lawyers anymore now that his criminal case is finished,” Scott Roehm, director of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), told MEE in a statement. Yumna Rizvi, a policy analyst at CVT, told MEE: “It is outrageous that the government continues to detain Majid Khan, who cooperated with the government for 10 years, pled guilty, and whose sentence ended three months ago. “The military jury at his sentencing hearing wrote what happened to him was a stain on the moral fiber of the United States; so is continuing to hold him, while also apparently severely restricting his access to his lawyers.
Guantanamo Bay detainee sues US for imprisonment beyond scheduled release
Middle East Eye