A Guantanamo Bay detainee who has been held at the facility since 2002 for his role in the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001 has been released from US custody and sent back to his home country by the Biden regime, according to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani, also known as 9/11’s “20th hijacker,” was repatriated to Saudi Arabia this week, where he will receive mental health treatment at a psychiatric facility.
Al-Qahtani’s lawyers argued that he has suffered from schizophrenia from a young age and has repeatedly attempted to commit suicide while in custody at GITMO. Nevertheless, al-Qahtani was a devoted member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization that orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, and, if he had not been prevented from entering the US by a thorough customs agent, would have taken his seat alongside four other hijackers on United Airlines flight 93 – the plane that was taken down in Pennsylvania after passengers and crew members attempted to regain control from the terrorists.
After being turned away by US customs, al-Qahtani was eventually captured in Afghanistan as he fought for Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the battle of Tora Bora in December 2001.
He has been held at GITMO ever since, but not anymore, thanks to Biden regime.
Meanwhile, while Biden green-lights terrorists to go home, hundreds of Americans are being politically persecuted and tortured in the DC Gulags for thought crimes and participating on January 6th.
It’s downright shameful.
The DoD announced al-Qahtani’s transfer in a statement on Monday:
“The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On June 9, 2021, the Periodic Review Board process determined that law of war detention of Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani was no longer necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the national security of the United States. Therefore, the PRB recommended that al-Qahtani be repatriated to his native country of Saudi Arabia, subject to security and humane treatment assurances.
On Feb. 4, 2022, Secretary of Defense Austin notified Congress of his intent to repatriate al-Qahtani to Saudi Arabia. In consultation with our Saudi partners, we completed the requirements for responsible transfers.
The United States appreciates the willingness of Saudi Arabia and other partners to support ongoing U.S. efforts toward a deliberate and thorough process focused on responsibly reducing the detainee population and ultimately closing of the Guantanamo Bay facility.
The PRB process was established by the President’s March 7, 2011 Executive Order 13567. It is consistent with section 1023 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 and affirmed in Executive Order 13823 (January 30, 2018).
The PRB panel consists of one senior career official each from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State, along with the Joint Staff and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.”
After al-Qahtani’s departure, there are now a total of 38 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay, almost all of which are being considered for release or transfer. Just two of the prisoners have been convicted in military commissions, while the 36 others are pending review in some form.
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