The military prison at Guantánamo Bay represents grave violations of human rights by the U.S. government. As it enters its 20th year of existence as a center for indefinite detention, it continues to hold 39 Muslim men, most without charge, none having received a fair trial. Many, like Toffiq al-Bihani, were tortured by the U.S. government. Thirteen of the detainees, including al-Bihani, have been cleared for transfer to other countries yet remain behind bars.

At the beginning of his presidency, former President Trump signed an executive order to keep the military prison at Guantánamo Bay open. Now, President Biden has an opportunity to end this ongoing abuse of human rights by closing the detention center once and for all.

VIRTUAL RALLY ON JAN 11TH

Disrupt, Confront, and Close Guantánamo: 20th Anniversary Virtual Rally

Watch the virtual rally marking 20 years since the Guantánamo Bay Prison was opened as part of the so-called global “War on Terror.”

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Amnesty International and the Center for Victims of Torture want YOU to share your creative vision for closing Guantánamo in 2022. Submit your original artwork in the form below! 

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How much do you know about the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay? Test your knowledge with our quiz! Whether you consider yourself an expert, or you’re just learning about the subject, put your knowledge to the test.

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READ OUR LATEST RESEARCH

Amnesty International has released a new report highlighting ongoing and historic human rights violations at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, as detentions there enter their 20th year and as a new President prepares to enter the White House. Check out the full report, entitled USA: Right the Wrong, Decision Time on Guantánamo.

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THE MAURITANIAN
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