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Hunger strike at Gitmo: ‘We are dying a slow death here’

 

As Hunger Strike Enters Third Month 25 Prominent Human Rights Organizations Pen Letter to Obama Urging Closure of Guantánamo

April 11, 2013, New York and Washington, D.C. – Today, 25 prominent human rights and civil liberties organizations sent a joint letter to President Obama urging the swift closure of Guantánamo and steps to end…

In Light of Hunger Strike UN Condemns Guantánamo as Breach of International Law, Urges Closure

April 5, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) made the following statement in response to a UN announcement that “The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on…

Attorneys Urge House Armed Services Committee to Question General on Guantanamo Hunger Strike during Testimony Tomorrow

March 19, 2013, New York – In light of General John F. Kelly’s testimony tomorrow before the House Armed Services Committee, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) sent a letter to ranking committee members and…

Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Creates Health Concerns

March 14, 2013, New York – In response to statements by JTF-GTMO calling reports of a mass hunger strike at Guantánamo “falsehoods” and in light of growing concerns over the health of detainees who have…

International Human Rights Body Holds Hearing on Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis at Guantánamo

March 12, 2013, Washington D.C.— Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights provided expert testimony at a thematic hearing about the unfolding humanitarian crisis at Guantánamo before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), a body…

Attorneys Demand Guantánamo Officials Address Hunger Strike at Camp 6

March 4, 2013, New York – In response to news from their attorneys that most of the men at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike for more than three weeks, the Center for Constitutional Rights…

CCR Issues Questions for Hagel on Guantánamo

January 31, 2013, New York – In light of confirmation hearings beginning today for Senator Chuck Hagel to be President Obama’s next Secretary of Defense, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

Gitmo Lawyers Say Ruling Shows Military Commissions Illegitimate

January 25, 2013 – In response to today’s ruling by the D.C. Circuit vacating the conviction of Guantánamo prisoner Ali al-Bahlul, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

Broad Coalition Calls on President Obama to Keep His Promise and Shutter Guantanamo Prison Now

January 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of human rights groups and other like-minded organizations marked the 11th anniversary of the first detained men being jailed at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo…