Sunday, February 13, 2011

Guantanamo prisoners protest their indefinite detention

First Tunisia, then Egypt and now Guantanamo. Sorry I am a little late reporting on this.
Last month the military closed camp 4, the least restricted of the Guantanamo camps and moved all of the men to either camps 5 or 6. Both supermax facilities of the worst order. The men know that this is just the latest sign that the Obama administration has no intention of closing Guantanamo. After seeing reports of the uprisings in Tunisia the men started their own protest by putting up signs everywhere they had access.
Examples of some of the signs:
"where are the courts?" "what about our rights?" "where is democracy?"
All very good questions.

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1 comment:

John Christofferson said...

Thank you for posting the link. The way we, as U.S. citizens, have failed the Guantanamo prisoners is shameful, particularly at this time when we are rejoicing with the people of Egypt.

I've said this before and I'll say it again in the current context: The most important thing we can do to influence events such as those in Egypt is to be the very best example of a democracy we can possibly be. Our failure in terms of Guantanamo shows that we have a long way to go.