Guantánamo: transfer of Kuwaiti man welcomed, but 148 detainees remain at base
‘The US government must do far more to end human rights violations at Guantánamo’ - Zeke Johnson
In response to the transfer of a Kuwaiti Guantánamo detainee called Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda to Kuwait, Amnesty International USA’s Director of Individuals At Risk Programme Zeke Johnson said:
“The transfer is a welcome step, but the US government must do far more to end human rights violations at Guantánamo.
“All remaining detainees should either be fairly tried in federal court or released."
Amnesty activists have campaigned on Al Awda’s case for many years, urging that he either be fairly tried in federal court or released.
Al Awda’s transfer to Kuwait means that 148 people are still detained at the US military base in Cuba, most without charge or trial. The military detention centre was set up nearly 13 years ago
Zeke Johnson has served as an observer at Guantánamo and is available for interview.
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