Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp: Ex Commander Sentenced to 2 years In Jail

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th Oct, 2020. 11:02 pm
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp: Ex Commander Sentenced to 2 years In Jail

A former commander of the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been sentenced to two years in prison for making false statements and obstructing justice during an investigation into civilian casualties.

According to the details, US District Judge Timothy Corrigan sentenced the former captain to two years in prison in Florida.

Earlier, 53-year-old retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Nettleton was convicted of a number of crimes related to the killing of a civilian, Christopher Toure, in January this year.

Christopher Toure, 42, was found dead on February 11, 2015, in a prison designed to imprison those involved in the 9/11 attacks during the US war on terror.

Evidence presented during the trial stated that the prison officer had accused US Captain Nettleton of having an affair with his wife before his death.

It was reported that the two had an altercation on the night of January 9 at the Officers’ Club and later at Natalton’s house.

Prison officials later went missing the next day and their bodies were found in the Guantanamo Bay River.

Capt. Nettleton was found guilty of misrepresentation in an investigation into Christopher Tour’s death.

The former U.S. Navy captain was convicted of various crimes, including two counts of obstruction of justice, one for concealing facts, one for perjury and two for perjury.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan sentenced former Captain Nettleton to two years in prison in Florida.

Acting Attorney General Brian Rabbitt said that Nettleton misrepresented and obstructed the investigation to determine what happened to Christopher, but this sentence will ensure that he will have to pay a heavy price.

Republican leader and former US President George W. Bush set up the prison on the Cuban island of Guantanamo Bay after the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

According to a CNN report, 750 people from 40 countries have been held at Guantanamo since 2001.

The detainees were held at Guantanamo Bay forever without any legal assistance and were treated inhumanely.

When Barack Obama of the Democratic Party became President of the United States in 2008, he announced the closure of the detention centre.

Obama said Guantanamo Bay costs  $150 million a year, so closing it could save money.


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