• Press Release

AIUSA Statement Ahead of the Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 9, 2022

Ahead of the 21st 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:

“It’s been more than two decades since the horrific attacks of September 11, and survivors and victims’ families have yet to see any justice or accountability for those crimes, which constituted a crime against humanity.

“Meanwhile, the military commissions created at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp have been a complete failure through which the United States’ Government has intentionally skirted U.S. and international law and abused the rights of those who remain imprisoned at the facility. Most of the 36 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.

“It is time for the United States to 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 unfairly detained indefinitely without charge.”

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