Benedict Cumberbatch Hopes to 'Plead' With Biden to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay After Filming Movie About Real Life Detainee

Benedict Cumberbatch Hopes to 'Plead' With Biden to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay After Filming Movie About Real Life Detainee


Marvel’s Avengers star Benedict Cumberbatch says he wants President Joe Biden to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center after working on the film The Mauritanian.

“Hoping? I’m going to plead with the guy,” the Doctor Strange star told The Independent about his desire to speak with Biden on the issue.

The detention center, situated in a small section of Cuba, was established after the brutal terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to hold accused terrorists caught making plans to attack the U.S.

Cumberbatch criticized the reported $13 million per detainee per year and the lack of prosecutions that have come out of the facility. “It is a huge spend. It’s the most expensive prison on earth,” Cumberbatch said. “And what are the results? Where are the prosecutions? That’s just being really brutally economic about it, it just doesn’t work.”

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Cumberbatch says he was educated on the issue while making

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