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Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, Amnesty International calls for justice and accountability for victims and survivors

September 7, 2023

Ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, Daphne Eviatar, the director of the Security With Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA said:

“We commemorate this anniversary with deep sorrow. Twenty-two years have passed since the horrific attacks of September 11, and survivors and victims’ families have yet to see any justice or accountability for this crime against humanity.”

“The military commissions created at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in the wake of the attacks have not brought justice to anyone. Instead, they have circumvented U.S. and international law and abused the rights of those who remain imprisoned at the facility. Most of the 30 remaining detainees have not even been charged with a crime, let alone given a fair trial, while survivors and families of the victims of the September 11 attacks have yet to receive justice.”

“The United States must finally close this chapter and provide genuine accountability for 9/11 victims and survivors, while respecting the human rights of the accused and those who continue to be detained indefinitely without charge.”

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