As of January , of the people detained were transferred, 40 remain and 9 died while in custody. Bush's administration in during the War on Terror following the September 11, attacks. Indefinite detention without trial and torture led the operations of this camp to be considered a major breach of human rights by Amnesty International and a violation of Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution. During President Obama's administration, the number of inmates was reduced from about  to In May , the first prisoner was transferred during Trump's term.
Guantánamo’s Darkest Secret
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The temporary ban has been in place since January. They argue that their Muslim faith forbids any contact between them and women other than their wives and immediate female relatives. Two female guards who have been assigned to the detainees, and who in the normal course of duties would escort them around the prison, have filed complaints that the ban impairs their rights under equal opportunity laws. But lawyers for the detainees say the whole dispute has been concocted as a way of disrupting the relationship between the prisoners and their legal representatives. Nevin said he believed the introduction of the female guards was an attempt to disrupt and dislocate the relationship between the detainees and their lawyers at a critical stage in the military commission process, as the prisoners have refused to attend meetings with their counsel when that involves physical contact with female guards. He said that in traditional Islamic law strict rules govern physical contact between men and women.
Guantánamo Bay prisoners ask judge to ban use of female guards
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Download this Report with Cover. Approximately prisoners remain at Guantanamo, most of whom have been in US custody for more than six years without ever being charged with a crime. Some of them-including many of the several dozen individuals already cleared for release or transfer-are now being housed in prison facilities akin to and in some respects more restrictive than many "supermax" prisons in the United States.
As a sociologist of law and a journalist , I have spent the past two decades researching and writing about the kinds of legal battles the film accurately portrays. My research has included 13 trips to observe military commission trials at the U. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.