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Close Guantánamo and end the USA’s human rights hypocrisy

By Erika Guevara Rosas, Director for the Americas at Amnesty International One of President Barack Obama’s first official acts in January 2009 was to sign an executive order to close the US military detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, within … Continue reading

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Why did Esperanza Spalding record a song about Guantánamo?

Today, Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding released We Are America, a new song and music video supporting President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and urging Congress to help get the job done. The video features cameos by Stevie Wonder, Janelle … Continue reading

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Guantánamo: 4,000 days in limbo

Imagine this. You are 19 years old, asleep in your family home in a remote rural village. In the middle of the night, foreign soldiers burst in. They put a hood over your head and force you to sit against … Continue reading

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Mauritania: This is their view of security?

By Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada From all the conversations I had with survivors of human rights abuses and their relatives in the ten days I spent in Mauritania recently, one question has stayed in my mind. A … Continue reading

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‘The agency that shall remain nameless’ – things left unsaid at Guantánamo

Anne FitzGerald, Amnesty International’s Director of Research and Crisis Response, is currently at the US Navy base in Guantánamo Bay, where she has just observed the past week of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 case. In the military commission court … Continue reading

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