Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Petition Request from Human Rights First

President Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo Bay prison three years ago. In the last presidential election, the major candidates all agreed that Guantanamo had undermined U.S. legitimacy and national security and endangered our troops abroad, and that the prison should be shuttered.
Ten years after it opened, the Guantanamo prison still holds 171 prisoners, at a cost of $800,000 each every year.
Please sign this petition urging the United States government to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility once and for all. If it receives 25,000 signatures, the White House has promised to respond. Click here to sign it now!
Daphne Eviatar,
Human Rights First