Guantánamo

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
<p>Protesters march in front of the White House to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay military prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/3378018795/">Greg Foster</a>/flickr/cc)</p>
Rights advocates urged the president to act "in a just manner that considers the harm done to the men who have been imprisoned without charge or fair trials for nearly 20 years."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
President Joe Biden is facing demands from human rights groups to immediately close down the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/susanmelkisethian/31897209800/">Susan Melkisethian</a>/flickr/cc)</p>
The group says the prison symbolizes U.S. "use of torture, rendition, and...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
For several years, critics of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp have dressed in orange jumpsuits at demonstrations calling for its immediate closure. (Photo: Amnesty International)
"Biden must reaffirm his commitment to closure and take the necessary action to...

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Having endured 14 years as "the most tortured man in Guantánamo," Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been denied a passport from his native Mauritania to seek medical treatment abroad for the effects of his detention and abuse - a refusal lawyers deem a brutal extension of "the extrajudicial punishment" of a man who was never charged with or convicted of a crime. Now "a prisoner in my own country," Slahi vows he "will get my rights peacefully" just as "everybody wants, my people and your people."