Decade of Detention: Most Gitmo Prisoners Innocent

13 Jan 2012

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On 11 January 2012, protests marked 10 years since the first prisoners were sent to America's most controversial prison, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Barack Obama's promise on his first day in office to close it, remains unfulfilled.

As long as the infamous prison in Guantanamo Bay is open, it remains a symbol of lawlessness and harms the US’ reputation, says Human Rights Watch Counter-Terrorism Counsel, Andrea Prasow.

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Editor's Note: You might also be interested in this in-depth report from Democracy Now!, "Former Chief Prosecutor, Ex-Prisoner Call on Obama to Close Prison". In addition, Centre for Constitutional Right's senior staff attorney, Wells Dixon, is currently in Guantánamo Bay visiting one of his clients and has penned an insightful article, published by truthout.org, about the struggles of the detainees, titled, "Live From Guantánamo".

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