Now is the Time to Finally Close Guantánamo

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The military prison at Guantánamo Bay represents grave violations of human rights by the U.S. government. As it enters its 22nd year of existence as a center for indefinite detention, it continues to hold 30 Muslim men, most without charge, none having received a fair trial. Many, like Toffiq al-Bihani, were tortured by the U.S. government. Seventeen of the detainees, including al-Bihani, have been cleared for transfer to other countries yet remain behind bars.

President Biden has a critical window of opportunity to end this ongoing abuse of human rights by closing the detention center once and for all. He needs to move quickly to do it. 



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Guantanamo: Where Do We Go From Here?

Watch and share this webinar commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo detention camp and explaining the ongoing human rights abuses taking place there.
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Amnesty International’s report on the Guantánamo Bay detention facility highlights the ongoing and historic human rights violations there, as detentions there enter their 22nd year. President Biden has said he supports closing Guantanamo, but he needs to act much more quickly to get it done. Check out the full report, entitled USA: Right the Wrong, Decision Time on Guantánamo.

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