05/16/2018

Urgent Action Update: Guantánamo Transfer Policy Under Wraps (USA: UA 42.18)


The US Secretary of Defense has sent the White House his policy recommendations on detainee transfers to Guantánamo. The details have not been made public. Meanwhile, the first detainee transfer out of the base under the Trump administration has occurred.

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The US Secretary of Defense has sent the White House his policy recommendations on detainee transfers to Guantánamo. The details have not been made public. Meanwhile, the first detainee transfer out of the base under the Trump administration has occurred.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to recommend to the President that no more detainees be sent to Guantánamo, 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 immediately;
  • 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.

Contact these two officials by 22 June, 2018:

National Security Advisor
John Bolton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 1st Floor, West Wing
Washington, DC 20500 USA
Email: [email protected] (Special Assistant,
please ask for your email to be forwarded to Mr Bolton)
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bolton

Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo
US Department of State
2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520, USA
Contact Form: https://register.state.gov/contactus/contactusform
Salutation: Dear Secretary of State

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 42.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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