… it tosses a person into supermaximum detention for years because he shares the same name as someone else… … more than once… … or simply because he looks like someone else in a picture. How many times? The truth is classified. The United States
What if I told you that Momhamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who has been held prisoner in the American prisons of Guantanamo for over 12 years, where he has been tortured and threatened in violation of the Geneva Conventions, in spite of the fact that
In Kenya, the national legislature has passed the Security Laws Amendment Bill. The law allows the government to imprison people for lengthy periods without criminal charge, and to conduct surveillance against Kenyans without any search warrant or other court approval. Among the justifications for this
A consortium of groups has declared May 23 as a “Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention.” In the United States alone, actions will be carried out in 22 cities. Follow the links below to find out more. Where there are no
It’s been 12 years that the United States has operated the Guantanamo center for indefinitely detaining people without charges or trials. This January, it will have been 5 years since President Barack Obama took office, riding to the White House with the promise to close
Close Guantanamo says that, “The prison at Guantánamo Bay is an abominable experiment in indefinite detention, which poisons America’s claim to be a nation that believes in justice, and the detention of 86 prisoners cleared for release, who are held because it is politically inconvenient
When our government continues to engage in such indefinite, unconstitutional imprisonment, it becomes an honorable thing for protesters to be placed behind bars themselves in protest against the corrosion of our nation’s constitution.
How do you react to Amnesty International’s description of human rights under President Obama?
It’s because the crimes of September 11, 2001 were so horrible that the trials of anyone accused of involvement in those crimes must meet the highest standards of
Candidate Barack Obama, February 27 2008, Columbus Ohio: We will lead by having the highest standards, by setting an example of human rights and civil rights, due process and rule of law, which is why I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. And
More secret prisoners in Guantanamo – three teenage kids – have been revealed. How can we trust our government when such secrets are kept?