The US prison camp at Guantánamo is back on the political agenda. And the politicking again threatens to derail the already long overdue goal of closing it. This is what happens when a government operates a detention regime that flouts human right...
For over a decade, Obaidullah has been incarcerated without trial some 8,000 miles from his home and family in Afghanistan. His daughter, born two days before he was taken into custody, is now 11 years old.
What will it take to get the US government - across its three branches - to act with a real and continuing sense of urgency to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba?
Amnesty International expresses deep concern at the situation faced by the detainees held in Department of Defense custody at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.