April 5th – The U.S. military said on Sunday (4th) that Camp 7, also known as Camp Platinum, the most confidential unit in Guantánamo Prison, has been closed, and all prisoners held here have been transferred to other cells.
According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Southern Command said in a statement that the prisoners in “Warranty 7” had been “safely transferred to prison No. 5 without any incident”.
But the military did not disclose when the transfer took place and how many prisoners were transferred. Previously, the No. 5 cell was basically idle, next to the cell No. 6 cell where other detainees were detained. Officials have said that about 14 men are detained in cell 7. At present, there are about 40 prisoners in Guantánamo’s two cells.
Guantánamo 7 was reportedly opened in December 2006 and was used by the CIA for secret detention and torture interrogation. For a long time, the U.S. military refused to admit the existence of No. 7 prison warehouse and never allowed reporters to visit.
In 2017, an inmate in the 7th cell revealed that the prisoners in the facility suffered psychological torture every day. Rights defenders at home and internationally in the United States have criticized the U.S. government for severely tortured prisoners held in Guantánamo, mentally, physically and religious insulting and torture, and illegally detaining, which seriously violates human rights.