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New block for Guantanamo Bay prison condemned

08-12-2006

Amnesty International UK:

Responding to reports that the US military authorities at Guantanamo Bay have moved a group of detainees into a new maximum-security prison block at the camp, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said:

“Guantanamo is an icon of lawlessness where people are detained arbitrarily beyond the access of the courts in conditions that amount to cruel, inhuman treatment.

“Instead of building a new prison block, the US administration should close it down once and for all.”

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