Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guantánamo: A decade of damage to human rights

Amnesty International, Jan 11, 2012

The Guantánamo detention facility has become a symbol of tortureThe Guantánamo detention facility has become a symbol of torture© US DoD
 
“Guantánamo has come to symbolize 10 years of a systematic failure by the USA to respect human rights”

—Rob Freer, Amnesty International’s USA researcher
Wed, 11/01/2012


The failure of the US government to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay is leaving a toxic legacy for human rights, Amnesty International said on the 10th anniversary of the first detainees being transferred to this notorious US prison.

In a report published ahead of the anniversary, Guantánamo: A Decade of Damage to Human Rights, Amnesty International highlights the unlawful treatment of Guantánamo detainees and outlines the reasons why the detention centre continues to represent an attack on human rights.

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