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USA: plans to send new detainees to Guantánamo strongly opposed

Reacting to news that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has provided the White House updated guidance on criteria for transferring new individuals to the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, stated:

“Although so far the new policy is secret, the US government’s statement suggests it will allow new detainees to be transferred to Guantánamo.  Given the history of torture, unlawful detention and complete lack of justice provided there, no new detainees should ever be transferred to Guantánamo. The prison should be shut down, and the current 41 detainees still held there either given fair trials or released.”

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