The Defense Department says an Algerian man imprisoned at the Guantanamo Bay detention center for nearly 20 years has been released and sent back to his homeland.
The senator later walked out of the hearing after inviting all the remaining Guantanamo Bay detainees to die in prison, "as long as they're dangerous."
Criticizing the Supreme Court nominee for defending Guantánamo detainees undermines due process protections and ignores the fact that most people held at the detention facility were released with no finding of wrongdoing.
"If the president is to make good on his promise to close the facility, he’ll need to dramatically pick up the pace," Omar wrote.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed “the necessity of continuing dialogue with Taliban" to the U.N. "because boycott only leads to polarization and reactions."
"I have been tortured using over 60 different methods... Nearly two decades of my life have been stolen because the U.S. thought I was someone else."
Nasser, who went home to Morocco, is the first detainee to be released from Guantanamo under President Joe Biden.
Joe Biden says he wants to close Guantanamo, but six months into his presidency, he hasn't released any of the 11 men approved for transfer to another country.
Saifullah Paracha was reportedly cleared for release by the prisoner review board along with two other men.
The star fell ill while filming "The Mauritanian," a drama about a man detained in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years, at the end of 2019.