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Torture and illegal detentions in Guantanamo prison: 20 years of lawlessness

Torture and illegal detentions in Guantanamo prison: 20 years of lawlessness

One of his campaign promises, Joe Biden’s commitment to close the Guantanamo detention center is currently hampered by the presence of 39 detainees still locked up in this American establishment installed on Cuban soil.

The Guantanamo military base became known when, from January 2002, a detention camp was set up there and saw the arrival of prisoners suspected of being part of terrorist groups after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The main characteristic of this establishment has been and remains a location not subject to the United States judicial system, giving rise to the trivialization of practices relating to torture, highlighted in 2011 by WikiLeaks.

Today, human rights NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are still campaigning for the closure of this camp, in which 39 prisoners are still being held. A promise that Joe Biden had made during his campaign, like Barack Obama and George W. Bush during their terms before him.

Malagigi Boutot

A final year student studying sports and local and world sports news and a good supporter of all sports and Olympic activities and events.

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