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News: Join us on January 11 to mark 19 years since the opening of the infamous Guantánamo Bay prison

Join us on January 11 to mark 19 years since the opening of the infamous Guantánamo Bay prison

Throughout the last two decades, hundreds of men have been released from Guantánamo, but without any vindication or measure of justice. Forty men, including six of our clients, remain imprisoned without charge or fair trial, and their rights continue to be contested in and out of the courtroom. 

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights, Justice for Muslims Collective, Amnesty International USA, and Witness Against Torture for a virtual conversation to mark 19 years that the prison at Guantánamo Bay has been open. 

Rights or Rightlessness? The Lives of Men Imprisoned at Guantánamo
Monday, January 11, 5:00–6:30 p.m. EST 

Guantánamo, extreme as it is, can and must be situated in a broader history of U.S. detention camps and harms of the carceral state. What lessons can we learn from Japanese-American camps during WWII, the detention of Haitian refugees at Guantánamo in the 1990s, and the last 19 years of the military prison itself, to work towards the closure of the prison?

Speakers include:

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Guantánamo Bay prison survivor and author of the best-selling book, Guantánamo Diary (2015)

Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director

Dr. A. Naomi Paik, Associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II (2016)

The conversation will be moderated by Justice for Muslims Collective Co-Founder and Co-Director Dr. Maha Hilal and Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain

To find out more information about and register for this event, head to our website.

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January 26, 2021