Sharqawi Al Hajj is one of Guantanamo’s “Forever Prisoners”. He was taken into custody in 2002, tortured by the CIA and U.S. partner forces until 2004, then transferred to Guantanamo Bay, where he has spent the last 15 years. He has not been charged with a crime.
Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Guantanamo “Forever Prisoner’s” Appeal Highlights Need to Repeal AUMF
In an upcoming minibus bill, a longtime opponent of the AUMF, Barbara Lee, has introduced an amendment to repeal the AUMF. A major step toward ending endless wars and forcing the issue of the “forever prisoners” would be repealing.
Anti-torture activists gathered outside US Berkeley Law School, where John Yoo, author of the ‘torture memos’ is a tenured professor.
Defending Rights & Dissent strongly opposes any efforts to expand the military prison at Guantánamo. We reiterate our call for the military prison to be closed, for the AUMF to be repealed, and for the policy of indefinite detention to be rejected.
Activists, Lawyers, Scholars, Military Will Gather to Discuss Guantanamo, Military Commissions, Human Rights and National Security
Join Defending Rights & Dissent, Gitmowatch, George Washington Law School, Witness Against Torture, and Justice for Muslims Collective for NATSECDEF 2018: “Preserving Justice in National Security”. The Conference is free, but you must register to attend.
Psychologists as a group have a long history of abuse to contend with, including their contributions to the legacy of torture. Psychologists had a hand in creating the torture programs employed by the CIA at “black sites” and the military at sites like Guantanamo Bay.
Gina Haspel should be subject to a criminal investigation, not running the CIA. Defending Rights & Dissent adamantly opposes her nomination and calls upon the Senate to reject her.
Together we will call for an end to these abuses and stand together to resist and dismantle institutionalized Islamophobia – a system of oppression that uniquely targets Muslims and which has made it possible for the prison to be in operation for more than a decade and a half, with numerous prisoners, all Muslims, being detained without trial.