The government's effort to escape the constraints of law was wrong in the panicked days immediately after 9/11; that our gulag remains open 12 years later is simply evil.
There are still more than 160 men held at by the United States at Guantanamo. The majority have been "cleared for release" -- many for several years. But still they remain incarcerated while the Obama administration dithers. At various times over the last year, over 100 have been on hunger strike, willing to die if that is the only way achieve freedom. The U.S. military force feeds prisoners and, of late, has begun to refuse to disclose whether the hunger strike continues. The purpose of Guantanamo has always been to disappear the inmates at the pleasure of their captors; that vile purpose continues.
reports what happened to him in a US prison near Kabul.
Although Aamer has been cleared for release under both the Bush and Obama administrations, he remains in the prison, on hunger strike. Last week the Guardian published a letter from Aamer:
Code Pink shared a further statement from Aamer on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of our gulag.
As a British resident, it is not surprising that Aamer speaks fluent English. I wonder what others in Gitmo would say?
The foul atrocity against the rule of law that is Guantanamo should never have begun and must end.