Mark 22 Years of Injustice at Guantanamo Bay Prison
The first group of Muslim men was brought to Guantanamo Bay Prison and held in outdoor cages on January 11, 2002. Today 30 men remain, 16 of whom have been cleared for transfer.
Protests marking the anniversary will take place in Washington, DC, and around the world. Find information here.
Webinars (preregistration required):
Wednesday Jan 10, 1-2:30 ET: From Guantánamo to Gaza: Resisting State Violence and Occupation. Speakers include Katherine Gallagher, CCR, Mansoor Adayfi, writer, activist, and Guantánamo survivor and Sahar Francis, Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Register now.
Friday Jan 12, 5-6:30 ET: Guantanamo, Where do we go from here? Presenters include Fionnuala Ni Aolain, former UN Special Rapporteur for Counterterrorism and Human Rights, and Mansoor Adayfi, writer, activist and Guantanamo survivor. Register now.
The Guantanamo Survivors Fund
Initiated by No More Guantanamos, Witness Against Torture, the Muslim Counterpublics Lab, Healing and Recovery After Trauma, and others, the Fund will provide resources for explicit needs such as medical care, education and training, and basic living needs to the extent possible.
Read our new report on the accomplishments of the Guantanamo Survivors Fund in our first eight months.
The Bush administration created the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, a prison at Bagram air base in Afghanistan, and other offshore prisons as "law-free zones" that it believed were exempt from U.S. and international law, including the Geneva Conventions and the nearly 800-year-old writ of habeas corpus. The U.S. Supreme Court disagrees.
Be part of the solution
Join No More Guantánamos in a grassroots initiative of concerned citizens, communities, organizations, and pro-bono attorneys representing detainees to:
- Engage the public in a fact-based dialogue about the planned closure of Guantánamo Bay prison and U.S. detainee policy
- Transform prisoners’ images in the U.S. from faceless, nameless “terrorists” to human beings who deserve human rights and a presumption of innocence until proven guilty
- Use prisoners’ stories to overcome unfounded fears of prisoners in your community
There are 28 detainees still at Guantánamo Bay prison; 17 of the men have been cleared for transfer.