The military prison at Guantánamo Bay represents grave violations of human rights by the U.S. government. As it enters its 22nd year of existence as a place for indefinite detention, it continues to hold 31 Muslim men, most without charge. Many, like Toffiq al-Bihani, were tortured by the U.S. government. Eighteen of the detainees, including al-Bihani, have been cleared for transfer to other countries yet remain behind bars.
The US government’s use of indefinite detention without charge as a response to 9/11 must be brought to an end. Guantánamo is an all-too-easy location for future abuses to occur. This detention facility should be shut down once and for all.
Here is a 2 minute video about Guantanamo detainee Toffiq al-Bihani and his case of unlawful detention for 19 years, great for use at your next meeting or for use on your social media account:
Here are some actions you can take right now to help those cleared but still imprisoned in Guantanamo go to a safe country AND help close Guantanamo.
Here is some background information and talking points about Guantanamo