Guantanamo 'Deep Freeze' Policy Poses an Existential Threat to Prisoners

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aB1uV9ZhUcwioi3c.jpg"President Donald Trump's declaration that he intends to keep all current prisoners at the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo indefinitely is being used as justification by legal advocates that the courts must intervene on behalf of the 41 remaining detainees at the military prison," writes Miami Herald Journalist Alex Daugherty. January 11 marks the 16th anniversary of Camp X-Ray's opening.

A new legal petition proposes court hearings for 11 of the remaining 41 prisoners, arguing that "these petitioners may never leave Guantánamo alive, absent judicial intervention." Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Pardiss Kebriaei, who represents one of the prisoners, suggests "Another three or seven years under President Trump may mean a death sentence for men like Sharqawi Al Hajj, who is in poor health and damaged by past torture."

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