Topic: Indefinite Detention
January 11 Will Be A Very Busy Day. Join Us to Protest Gitmo, Deliver Petitions Demanding Release of the Torture Report, and to Protest Sessions & Pompeo!
January 11 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It also happens to be a day of important confirmation hearings, including those of torture apologists Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, and Mike Pompeo to be CIA Director.
Fifteen human rights organizations today wrote to the House of Representatives to urge a No vote on HR 5351, which would impose a full ban on all transfers of detainees out of Guantanamo prison camp.
The House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that will prevent President Obama from transferring any more men (even those cleared of any crime) out of Guantanamo Bay military prison.
Have you ever wondered how the Cuban people feel about the presence of the Guantanamo Bay Prison on their island?
After 43 years, Albert Woodfox, the longest-standing American held in solitary confinement, has been released. The Supreme Court has found that Eighth Amendment applies to the treatment of prisoners and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division has stated that solitary confinement of prisoners with mental illness or disability violates the Eighth Amendment. However, it to difficult to argue that solitary confinement in general does not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”
In March the DC Circuit Court heard a case challenging the use of “Communications Management Units” in federal prisons. CMUs have been described as “Guantanamo North” and severely restrict the communications of the individuals held in them. Read more about the case and its implications.