Guantanamo Is an Indelible Stain on America; Biden Must Close It Once and for All

Source: Common Dreams
by Agnes Callamard

“At a recent demonstration outside the White House calling for the closure of the US military prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, a teenager approached a colleague to ask what the protest was all about. He told her he had never heard of the detention facility. It’s been 20 years and four presidential administrations since Guantanamo opened, but for those born since then its terrifying stories sound more like the plot of a fictitious horror film. It is a disgraceful legacy we simply cannot pass on to future generations. Opened in response to the September 11 attacks, Guantanamo has held almost 780 Muslim men and boys. Before their indefinite detention in Guantanamo, many were abducted, disappeared and brutally tortured in US-run secret prisons or by so-called allies in the ‘war on terror,’ In Guantanamo, they were tortured, very few charged with crimes, and none given a fair trial.” (01/11/22)