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August 3, 2022 • Urgent Action


Out of the 36 men who remain at the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, 20 are cleared for release yet remain imprisoned today. The prison has been open for more than 20 years and over 700 Muslim men and boys have passed through its doors. Many were tortured, all of them detained arbitrarily, and none have faced a fair trial. One of these individuals is Toffiq al-Bihani, who was cleared for transfer out of the facility in 2010 but remains there today. The US government must transfer out Toffiq and the other cleared men and close the facility immediately.

March 8, 2022 • Page

Guantánamo 20th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest

WINNING SUBMISSIONS! Guantánamo 20th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest

January 11, 2022 • Event

Guantanamo: The Story of a Former Guard

For nearly 20 years, Amnesty International has campaigned against the ongoing human rights violations at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the release of those detained. Thirty-nine prisoners remain detained. …

January 7, 2022 • Press Release

20 Years Later, US Government Continues to Perpetuate Grave Human Rights Abuses at Guantánamo Prison

The military prison at Guantánamo Bay continues to facilitate grave violations of human rights by the U.S. Government. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the military prison’s opening on January 11, 2001, Daphne Eviatar, Director of the Security with Human Rights Program at Amnesty International USA, said: “This is an anniversary that should never have been reached. Since the Bush administration, there has been agreement among national security experts and across the political spectrum that the Guantánamo prison – a notorious site of torture and unjustifiable indefinite detention – should be closed.

December 28, 2021 • Page

Test your Guantánamo Bay Knowledge

How much do you know about the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay?

October 25, 2021 • Page

Transfer prisoners cleared to leave Guantanamo!

August 4, 2021 • Press Release

President Biden Has the Political Support to Close the Guantanamo Detention Center

In response to the news that a Congressional letter was sent to President Biden by 75 Representatives urging him to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay ‘once and for all,’ Daphne Eviatar, Director, Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA said: 

July 19, 2021 • Press Release

Guantánamo Bay Has Been Allowed to Remain Open Too Long

Responding to the Biden administration transferring its first detainee out of Guantánamo Bay, Daphne Eviatar, the director of the Security With Human Rights program said: “The Biden administration’s first transfer …

May 18, 2021 • Press Release

Closing of Guantánamo Must be a Priority for President Biden

Responding to the Biden administration approving three more detainees at Guantánamo Bay for release, Daphne Eviatar, the director of the Security With Human Rights program said: “It is not enough …

February 12, 2021 • Press Release

President Biden Must Close Guantánamo Bay Detention Center, End Twenty Years of Human Rights Abuses

President Biden must commit to finishing what former President Obama failed to do: putting an end to this human rights atrocity by immediately transferring detainees not charged with crimes to countries where their human rights will be respected, providing fair trials to anyone charged, without resort to the death penalty, and finally shuttering this discriminatory and unlawful detention facility once and for all.