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Twenty Years After September 11, Lack of Accountability for Families and Those Harmed by Post 9/11 Policies and Abuses

WASHINGTON -

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, Daphne Eviatar, the director of the Security With Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA said:

“Two decades after the attacks of September 11 were carried out the survivors and their families have yet to see any justice, reparation, or accountability for that heinous crime.

“Rather than fair and transparent trials, the military commissions created at Guantánamo Bay have been a dismal failure -- denying survivors and their families justice, skirting United States and international law, and abusing the rights of those who remain imprisoned at the facility.

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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We have more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.

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