Guantanamo Bay was setup by the US in January 2002 for the indefinite detention of men without trial. The U.S. military officially acknowledged holding 779 prisoners in the camp. The Department of Defence at first kept secret the numbers and identity of the individuals held in Guantanamo Bay.
President Bush insisted the men were the ‘worst of the worst’ yet majority have not been charged or tried for any crime but released. Some of the most recently transferred detainees had been held without charge for more than 14 years.
After 20 years there still remain 35 men. Ex-President Trump announced that he would keep Guantanamo Bay opened and will fill it up with ‘bad dudes’. President Obama promised to close the prison but failed to deliver.
A staff sergeant at Guantanamo Bay states three men the Pentagon says killed themselves were actually tortured to death by the CIA. A total of 9 men have died whilst in US custody.
The Injustice Continues
Guantánamo Bay opened in January 2002 when the first detainee arrived, it remains a symbol of torture, rendition and indefinite detention without charge or trial. The total number of days as the injustice continues:
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