"there is no better time to close Guantanamo"

| | TrackBacks (0)

Beyond the practical reasons that warrant closing Guantanamo, humanitarian concerns make it nonsensical to keep the prison open. Most of these prisoners have never been formally charged with a crime -- the U.S. government simply reserves the legal authority to detain anyone they choose until the War on Terror comes to an end.

As a result, the government is able to abstain from giving each prisoner held in Guantanamo a firm sentence and trial, violating very basic rights that all other prisoners receive. -- Ryan Townsend, voice of conscience at the University of Southern California

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: "there is no better time to close Guantanamo".

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.firejohnyoo.net/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/2246

UC Berkeley Billboard

press conference, protest, photos, video, reports

Donations via PayPal
are not tax deductible.

Events & Calendars

War Criminals Watch Events

Important Reading

Physicians for Human Rights
Broken Laws, Broken Lives

NLG White Paper

The President's Executioner

Detention and torture in Guantanamo

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry published on December 6, 2012 4:29 AM.

it all comes down to one thing and one thing only -- state powered terrorism was the previous entry in this blog.

After We Torture Our Prisoners is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.