• Press Release

Amnesty International USA Responds to Guantanamo Transfers

January 20, 2017

In response to reports of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

“While many detainees have at last been transferred, we are gravely disappointed by President Obama’s failure to shutter Guantanamo. This isn’t just a broken promise, it is a serious legal and moral failure that leaves us all at risk of further human rights violations. We are extremely concerned that President-elect Trump will make good on his threat to subject more people to indefinite detention without charge or trial.”