He was cleared for release in 2016 but then kept in Guantánamo under the Trump administration.
The Biden administration freed its first detainee from Guantánamo Bay, two decades after he was captured and five years after he was cleared for release.
Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, was repatriated Monday to his native Morocco and given to government custody, The New York Times reported.
Nasser was recommended for release out of Guantánamo in 2016, The Times reported, so long as he stayed under security in Morocco.
The United States is also extremely grateful for the Kingdom's willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.".
The Guantánamo Bay facility, which is in Cuba, was created by President George W. Bush after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
People detained there say they have been waterboarded, shackled in stress positions, and confined in boxes as they were interrogated. »