2012-10-16 20:57:01

Death of Guantanamo prisoner draws attention to dozens still detained despite being cleared for release

One of the issues the next US President will face is the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. Although largely missing from the candidates’ campaigns, human rights advocates and lawyers have been pushing for justice for dozens of detainees, many of whom have been cleared for release. Despite the high profile hearing this week of five detainees facing charges related to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the majority of prisoners at the military base in Cuba have never been charged or brought to trial and, according to the US government, more than 80 have been cleared for release.

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