Thursday, January 12, 2012
Ten years on more than 150 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay.
On 11 January 2002 the first detainees were transferred to Guantánamo Bay. Since then, the US detention facility has made the world’s headlines because of shocking human rights concerns.
Ten years on more than 150 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay. Most have never been charged with a crime and don't know when they will face trial, if at all.
Those who have been charged face unfair trial by military commission. Even those found not guilty can be returned to indefinite detention. This is in violation of international human rights law and must end now.
Human rights concerns in Guantánamo Bay remain an unfinished story. How long before the US government closes the book on Guantánamo and meets its human rights obligations?
Democracy and Class Struggle says the latest video of US Marines urinating on dead bodies of Taliban soldiers shows the continued disregard the US has for human rights. This abuse of prisoners dead and alive is part of the legacy and culture of Guantanamo Bay and of the Bagram base in Afghanistan.
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Posted by nickglais on 1/12/2012 11:24:00 AM