Crime & Justice

Capitol riot detainees request transfer to Guantanamo Bay

Washington, Oct 3 (EFE).- A group of 34 US Capitol riot defendants in pre-trial detention requested Monday that they be transferred to the notorious Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

In a seven-page letter written by hand, the detainees complained of the conditions in their Washington DC prison, detailing a list of issues including mail delays, worms in salad, soiled laundry, poor state of facilities, late medical care, denial of bail, removal of internet access, no visitations, among many others.

“We hereby request to spend our previous and limited days, should the government continue to insist on holding us captive unconstitutionally as pre-trial detainees, to be transferred and reside at Guantanamo Bay,” the letter said.

The detainees described the notorious US military prison as somewhere that “actually” provides nutritional meals, sunlight exposure and “top notch medical care,” is respectful of religious requirements and has centers for exercise and entertainment.

Also on Monday in Washington, the trial for seditious conspiracy began for five members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, including its leader Stewart Rhodes.

They are accused of conspiring to engage in sedition, obstructing the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s election win and impeding police on Jan. 6, 2021. EFE


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