Saturday, January 16, 2016

PROTESTERS DEMAND GITMO PRISON'S CLOSURE

It’s been seven years since President Obama made the lofty promise to shut down Guantánamo Bay Detention Center, the overseas prison notorious for its inhumane treatment of terrorism detainees. But as the 14th anniversary of the prison's opening rolls around, Gitmo still houses 104 detainees. This Saturday, South Florida organizers marched in Doral to the United States Southern Command — which is responsible for all U.S. military activities in South America and Central America — to protest the detention center's continued abuses.
“There is no excuse for there to be 104 prisoners. The U.S. has already cleared half of these prisoners for release, so if the U.S. itself admits that these men pose no danger to civilians, we don’t see any reason for them to still be detained,” says Conor Munro, an organizer with People’s Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism (POWIR). “Southern Command is the place where the U.S. plans torture for the detainees; it’s the place where they decide which detainees are going to be released, so we think it’s an appropriate place to list our demands.”
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