Wednesday, 11 January 2012

End detentions at Guantanamo Bay

"Secret detentions, torture and unfair trials. These abuses have been committed at Guantanamo Bay in the name of the "war on terror" since the first detainees were transferred there on 11 January 2002.
With more than 150 detained today, the facility represents a decade of damage to human rights.
Let's use this 10th anniversary to keep up the pressure and demand all detentions at Guantánamo Bay end once and for all.
Add your signature and we'll deliver it directly to President Obama ahead of his State of the Union Address on 24 January
Our international pressure can and will help support calls for change. Add your name today.
Petition text: We call on the United States President Barack Obama to address the detentions at Guantanamo Bay as a human rights issue that requires urgent attention.
  • Guantanamo detainees should either be charged and prosecuted in fair trials or released to countries that will respect their human rights, including into the USA if that is the only available option;
  • The US military commissions, which do not meet international fair trial standards, should be abandoned, as should any pursuit of the death penalty;
  • Former or current US officials responsible for human rights violations must be held to account, including in respect of crimes under international law such as torture and enforced disappearance by bringing them to justice. Victims of human rights violations must be provided genuine access to effective remedy;
  • The USA must recognize the applicability of, and fully respect international human rights law, when conducting counterterrorism operations, including detentions in Guantanamo, detention facilities at Bagram in Afghanistan and elsewhere."

    You can sign the petition at Amnesty International Australia here:

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