While relieved over the transfer of one Guantánamo Bay prisoner on Monday, human rights advocates pressed the Biden administration to speed up the pace of its efforts to release or move all other remaining detainees and shutter the offshore facility once and for all.\r\n\r\nThe White House announced that after 19 years in detention, 56-year-old Abdul Latif Nasser was repatriated to his home country of Morocco early Monday. Nasser has never been charged with a crime and was held as an indefinite detainee \u0022in the armed conflict against Al Qaeda.\u0022 He was cleared for release in 2016, but had remained at Guantánamo due to former President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s halting of all transfers.\r\n\r\n\u0022The administration has much to do to fulfill President Biden\u0026#039;s mandate to close the prison and show greater respect for human rights.\u0022\r\n—Center for Constitutional Rights\r\n\r\nOf the 39 people who remain in U.S. custody at Guantánamo Bay, 28 have never been charged with crimes over nearly two decades of imprisonment. Ten have been recommended for transfers like Nasser\u0026#039;s, in which the Moroccan government is expected to monitor him, including five since President Joe Biden took office in January.\r\n\r\nDaphne Eviatar, director of the Security With Human Rights program at Amnesty International, called Nasser\u0026#039;s release a \u0022welcome step\u0022 and urged the Biden administration to take further action to end the era of unlawful Guantánamo Bay imprisonments.\r\n\r\n\u0022Now we need to see the remaining ten detainees already cleared for release transferred quickly,\u0022 said Eviatar in a statement. \u0022And we need to see clear plans for shuttering this unlawful facility once and for all. The detention facility has been allowed to stay open for far too long, now holding 39 people for almost two decades, most without charge or trial.\u0022\r\n\r\nNasser\u0026#039;s continued detention over the past five years since he was cleared for transfer compounded \u0022years of injustice,\u0022 said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU\u0026#039;s National Security Project.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u0022Bringing an end to two decades of unjust and abusive military detention of Muslim men at Guantánamo is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity,\u0022 said Shamsi.\r\n\r\nPrisoners who remain at Guantánamo include Toffiq al-Bihani, who was tortured by the CIA after being sent to the prison in 2003 and has yet to be charged or put on trial. Al-Bihani was recommended for a transfer to Yemen or another country by U.S. authorities in January 2010. Amnesty International has been campaigning for his release.\r\n\r\nThe same interagency panel that recommended Nasser\u0026#039;s transfer held a hearing on May 18 regarding the possible release of Mohammed al-Qatani, who was also tortured at the prison and has schizophrenia. Officials have not announced a decision in al-Qatani\u0026#039;s case yet; a federal lawsuit is also pending over whether he should be repatriated to Saudi Arabia in order to receive adequate care for his condition.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) called for the release of its clients,\u0026nbsp;Sufyian Barhoumi and Sharqawi al Hajj, \u0022without further delay,\u0022 calling Nasser\u0026#039;s transfer \u0022a step in the right direction.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022The administration has much to do to fulfill President Biden\u0026#039;s mandate to close the prison and show greater respect for human rights,\u0022 said the organization in a statement. \u0022In addition to increasing the pace of transfers, the government must purge torture from all detainee-related proceedings, afford detainees due process rights, and, as the U.S. formally withdraws from Afghanistan, finally abandon the already tenuous legal justification for indefinite \u0026#039;preventative\u0026#039; detentions that have been premised on preventing a return to an imagined battlefield.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it is long past time to close Guantánamo and reckon with 20 years of injustice and harm,\u0022 said CCR.