The US authorities are preparing for possible detainee transfers to the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. President Trump has ordered the Secretary of Defense to make policy recommendations by 30 April. The last detainee transfer to the base was in 2008.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the officials to recommend to the President that no more detainees be sent to Guantánamo, including Alexandra Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; to work for the fair trial in civilian court or release of the detainees still held at the naval base, and for a return to the policy of closing the detention facility there forthwith;
- Calling for anyone in US custody against whom there is admissible evidence of responsibility for crimes under international law, including in the context of armed conflicts in Iraq and Syria, to be charged and brought to fair trial in a civilian court with jurisdiction to try the crimes;
- Urging that there be no recourse to the death penalty in any case.
Contact these two officials by 30 April, 2018:
James N. Mattis
Secretary of Defense
US Department of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000, USA
Fax: +1 703 571 8951
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Secretary of Defense
Secretary of State
US Department of State
2201 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20520, USA
Salutation: Dear Secretary of State
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