On the 8th Anniversary of the Opening of Guantánamo
The Obama Administration should work closely with Yemeni officials to
address current security concerns and to minimize potential risk before
reinstating transfers there. With all transfers the administration can and
should take steps to mitigate risk by focusing on expanding risk assessment
efforts, monitoring, and other security programs, including allotting sufficient
resources to successfully reintegrate former detainees into society.
To fully restore the rule of law and rebuild strained relationships with foreign
allies, the Administration must also commit to driving the number of detainees
held without charge down to zero and to pursuing timely federal criminal
prosecutions of those alleged terrorists who remain at Guantánamo.
You can help make sure the facility gets closed: sign our petition and send us a picture. We'll put you in our video!
Learn more: get the facts on Guantánamo.