The torture chambers at Guantanamo Bay were established in January 2002 to incarcerate the “worst of the worst”, in the infamous words of Donald Rumsfeld. Yet, nearly 22 years later, all but a handful of the 680 prisoners have been released and not a single person convicted.
While there is immense suffering worldwide, the torture chamber at Guantanamo Bay where detainees have been held for more than 20 years, represents America’s ugliest face.
The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay must not be forgotten. These are the victims of American barbarism. While the US lectures others about human rights, its own record of abuse should be repeatedly exposed to let the world know its true nature
Once the US occupation army fled Bagram air base, the Taliban released the estimated 5,000 prisoners held there. Incredibly, the former prisoners have expressed no hatred toward the Americans. The torture chamber at Guantanamo Bay, however, remains open still holding 40 prisoners most of whom have not been charged with any crime whatsoever.
The illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay represents the ugly nature of the US. Of the 700 prisoners kept there at its peak, only 40 are left. Saifullah Paracha, 73, is the oldest prison who has been cleared for release but it is not certain when he might return home to his native Pakistan.
Why is Guantanamo Bay, the American-run torture chamber, still open 18 years after it opened its gates to lock up alleged terrorists that turned out to be ordinary people caught in the US dragnet in 2001?
Writer Debra Clark is appalled at the torture of innocents at Guantanamo Bay.
Five Yemeni prisoners held at the notorious US torture camp at Guantanamo Bay were finally released on November 14. According to a Pentagon announcement, the five were flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). None of the five Yemenis was ever charged with a crime.
Omar Khadr has finally won freedom, thanks to the dogged determination of his lawyers Dennis Edney and Nate Whittling. It wasn’t easy; the Harper regime fought them tooth and nail but the courts finally sided with Omar Khadr.
Far from closing it as Barack Obama promised soon after being sworn in as president in January 2009, the US plans to expand the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
In an important ruling, a federal judge has said that Omar Khadr can sue the Canadian government over its complicity in his incarceration at Guantanamo Bay, informs letter writer Charles Cassig.
America’s is an outlaw regime. Gitmo is proof where hundreds of innocents continue to languish.
Five years after promising to shut down the torture camp at the illegally-occupied Cuban island of Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), it remains open. In fact, there are plans to expand the gulag. The American regime acts as an outlaw.
Despite promising soon after becoming president in January 2009 that he would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year because it was a “blot” on America’s reputation, Barack Obama has not done so. This exposes his hypocrisy.
Barack Obama has proved to be a hypocrite. He had promised in January 2009 to close Guantanamo Bay but hundreds still languish there, writes Mohammed Khan Yousufzai from Pakistan.
Khadr was 15 when captured in Afghanistan. Under the Child Soldiers’ Protection convention, he should have been treated as a child soldier and provided help to rehabilitate. Instead, the Americans branded him an enemy combatant and tortured him for more than 10 years.
It is not only distressing but disgusting that the Canadian government refuses to stand up for one of its own citizens.
In war, numerous tactics are used to weaken the enemy with a view to its ultimate defeat.