Never-before-seen Gitmo photos revealed by NYT — RT World News

The media published images of the first prisoners arriving at the infamous American establishment in Cuba

The New York Times has published never-before-seen photos of the infamous US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Washington began shipping detainees from the Middle East and elsewhere to prison shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The New York Times obtained the photos from the National Archives using the Freedom of Information Act. They show the first batch of detainees who arrived from Afghanistan in January 2002.

The men were transported aboard a military plane. In addition to the orange robes, the guards made them wear earmuffs and goggles with tape over the lenses.

A crew member placed a small American flag in the hand of a blindfolded prisoner, according to the Times.

The prisoners were handcuffed and shackled during their journey. On the ground, they were greeted by Marines in full combat gear.

About 780 prisoners were held at Guantanamo, many without charge or trial, and some due to mistaken identity. The facility currently houses 37 inmates.

A Senate investigation confirmed that detainees were overwhelmed and subjected to other brutal treatment in what the CIA called « enhanced interrogation techniques. »

Former President Barack Obama promised to close the detention center in Cuba, but he ultimately did not.

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