USA: "I have no reason to believe that i will ever leave this prison alive": Indefinite detention at Guantánamo continues; 100 detainees on hunger strike

USA: "I have no reason to believe that i will ever leave this prison alive": Indefinite detention at Guantánamo continues; 100 detainees on hunger strike

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Index Number: AMR 51/022/2013
Date Published: 3 May 2013
Categories: USA

The US authorities are yet to acknowledge that the Guantánamo detention regime is contrary to international human rights law. And while the administration continues to blame Congress for blocking resolution of the detentions, the administration’s own “promise” involves moving some four dozen detainees into indefinite detention elsewhere and continuing to resort to a military commission system falling short of international fair trial standards. In this document Amnesty International looks at the backdrop to the present hunger-strike, medical ethics, excuses and broken promises before recommending five steps towards ending the Guantánamo injustice.


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