Disinfo: Biden’s talk about Navalny is arrogant as the USA unlawfully imprisons people at Guantanamo


The Polish media complain about the refusal of the Russian President to call Navalny by his surname [during his meeting with Biden]. In this situation, it is necessary to ask if any of the US Presidents have ever mentioned the names of Uthman Abdul al-Rahim Muhammed Uthman, Muieen A Deen Jamal-A Deen Abd al-Fusal Abd al-Sattar or Zuhail Abdo Anam Said al-Sharabi.

These three men were unlawfully imprisoned by the USA for 19 years in the illegal concentration camp situated in the illegally occupied part of Cuba known as Guantanamo. The current number of persons kidnapped by the American forces and kept at Guantanamo is 40 – before, there were 780 persons imprisoned there.

Thus, the situation when the American President lectures other leaders about the people wrongly held in prison is arrogant.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the intense violation of Human Rights in the West – it promotes the idea that Western countries do not have any position or moral right to criticise Russia, China and other states for the situation with Human Rights.

The comparison of the unlawful imprisonment of Alexey Navalny to the imprisonment of persons suspected of terrorism at the Guantanamo detention camp is fallacious.

Guantanamo camp is not situated on the “illegally occupied part” of Cuba – this territory was leased to the USA by the Cuban authorities in 1903 and 1934 (the lease agreement has no expiration date).

There have been repeated concerns about the Human Rights situation at Guantanamo – in this situation, the US authorities reduced the number of prisoners kept at this facility from 780 (2002) to 41 (2021). In February 2021, President Biden launched the review of this prison, preparing the closing of this facility.

The situation with Human Rights in the EU and the USA appears to be on a fundamentally better level than in countries such as ChinaRussia or Belarus, which are actively criticising the West for its efforts to protect Human Rights worldwide.

See other disinformation cases around Joe Biden here.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US, Cuba
  • Keywords: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, Human rights, Terrorism
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Poland is accused by the leading American politicians such as Barack Obama of being an undemocratic country. The USA makes strategic decisions such as the Nord Stream 2 sanctions over the head of Poland. We know well that the German sanctions imposed on Russia are being evaded – their trade is booming in such strategic spheres as energy. The Polish President Andrzej Duda did not have official meetings at the recent NATO’s summit what was a big blow to Polish diplomacy. The Polish Foreign Minister found out about the withdrawal of the Nord Stream 2 sanctions from the media…

All these developments confirm the process of return of the “concert of powers” concept and the division of the regional spheres of influence.


This message presents the idea that the United States and Russia decided to “divide” the world into their “spheres of influence” as it was during the Cold War. It also promotes the idea that the USA and Russia will decide the “fate” of smaller countries by themselves (as it was assumed by the concept of the “Concert of Powers” in the XIX century).

For years, the Kremlin has tried to convince the USA to return to the Cold War practice of division of the regional spheres of influence (calling it a “big deal”), but this demand is rejected by the USA and EU. According to US State Secretary Blinken, the concept of having spheres of influence should have disappeared after WWII – the USA does not recognise such a concept and the Russian claims for “control” over post-Soviet countries.

Disinfo: Poland is becoming an American junior partner on the absolute margin of the US foreign policy

It is a very sad conclusion, but Washington strongly marginalises Poland. Despite the feeling that Poland is a strategic partner for the United States, today, it is becoming a junior partner on the absolute margin of the US foreign policy.


A common pro-Kremlin narrative promoting the idea that Poland is a country without any real international importance or political significance. Poland is often presented as an American “puppet-state”, which does not represent any importance for the USA.

The US authorities have repeatedly stated that they perceive Poland as its ally in Central Europe and one of the strongest US Continental partners. The US and Poland implement such strategically important projects as the increase of the US military presence in NATO’s Eastern Flank, modernisation of the Polish Army, diversification of Polish gas supplies, etc.

Disinfo: Russiagate was baseless and its sole mission was to topple Trump

Opposition groups of the American elite were ready to destroy the entire planet in order to gain power in Washington. Quite simply, the Democratic Party sacrificed relations with Russia, and the strategic stability of the world, as part of a false and baseless campaign whose sole mission was to topple Donald Trump.


This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an alleged plot against former US president Donald Trump by undemocratic powers, articulated through claiming that Russiagate was a hoax designed to topple Trump.

There were plenty of reasons for US authorities to open an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, as Volume 5 of the Intelligence Committee of the US Senate on Russian Interference in the 2016 election (released in August 2020) shows, which highlights many elements that were not covered by the previous Mueller Report.