10 Years Too Long: End Indefinite Detention & Close Guantanamo
On January 11, 2002 the first “war on terror” detainees arrived at the US naval base at Guantánamo. Since then, we’ve seen shocking human rights abuses there and around the world, including arbitrary and secret detention, torture, renditions, and unfair trials.
Ten years on, more than 150 men remain at Guantánamo, most held in indefinite detention without charge or trial. Those charged face unfair trial by military commission. Making matters worse, President Obama just signed the controversial NDAA into law that entrenches the use of indefinite detention worldwide.
Tell President Obama 10 years is too long! Detainees need to be charged and tried in US federal court or released--and the national disgrace that is Guantánamo closed for good.
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