A former detainee of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has claimed that Florida governor and 2024 presidential contender Ron DeSantis witnessed him being tortured during the time he was stationed there.
Mr DeSantis was stationed at Guantanamo during a year marked by riots, hunger strikes and death.
Mr DeSantis emerged from his time at Guantanamo as an advocate for its continued use, and against the release of detainees.
✕ Former Guantanamo prisoner: Ron DeSantis watched me being tortured.
In 2006, the year Mr DeSantis arrived at Guantanamo, the camp was rocked by hunger strikes, violent riots and protests from prisoners over their conditions.
Following his time at Guantanamo, Mr DeSantis went on to serve as a JAG in Iraq.
At a congressional hearing chaired by Mr DeSantis in 2016, the then-congressman forcefully argued for Guantanamo to remain open. »