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Guantanamo, to 18 years from the birth of the prison, Amesty International and other associations protest in Washington
the ROME - On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the opening of the penitentiary center in the u.s. the Guantanamo Bay, January 11, Amnesty International Usa and other human rights organizations will ask the U.s. government to close the prison and put an end to years of human rights violations. But if the announcement of the October 2018 of the admiral the Ring that controls the prison in that strip of land cubaba, should be respected, the jail where they kept some of the accused (who have never undergone any process) of the attack on the twin Towers is expected to remain in operation until 2043.


the Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 40.
total Number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780.
the Detainees released under president Bush: over 500.
Held at the beginning of the Obama presidency: 242.
The detainees transferred, repatriated or resettled under Obama: 197.
Held at the beginning of the presidency of Trump: 41.
the Detainees transferred, repatriated or resettled under Trump: 1.
The detainees transferred to the United States for criminal prosecution: 1.
Prisoners who died in custody since January 2009: 4.
the Detainees incarcerated for more than 10 years 40 (100 percent of the total population).
Inmates remaining approved for release 5.
sentenced Prisoners to the military commission and are still being held in Guantanamo 2.
Held indefinitely without indictment or process 26.
Number of countries that have accepted Guantanamo detainees 59.

financial Costs
annual Cost to us taxpayers of a prisoner in a federal prison maximum security: approximately $ 78.000.
yearly Cost to hold each detainee at Guantanamo: more than $ 10 million.
annual Cost for the management of Guantánamo: approximately $ 445 million.
federal Courts, and challenges to the military commissions
Convictions, federal prison from 11 September on charges of terrorism: more than 660.
Prisoners sentenced by the military commission GTMO: 8.
The beliefs of the military commissions GTMO have been canceled: 3 completely, 1 partially.
the Inmates sued in the federal courts of the United States: 1 - Ahmed Ghailani.
The federal courts held they established that they had been illegally detained: 32.
inmates who have lost their petitions habeas corpus challenging their detention: 21.
The military commissions of the Times have been redesigned: 2. The third iteration was not revised by the Supreme Court.
Cases relating to the rights of detainees that were submitted to the supreme Court of the United States: 4.
The judges at the Times the Supreme Court sided with the detainees: 4.

federal Prisons holding terrorists
people convicted of charges of terrorism held in american prisons: 443.
Those convicted of charges of terrorism that have fled from any part of the federal prison system: 0.
Deaths in custody
the Detainees who died at Guantanamo: 9.
First detainees brought to Guantanamo
11 January 2002.
Last arrival known: march 14, 2008.
Last known: may 1, 2018.
Date of the foundation of military commissions, to military order
November 13, 2001.
Bounties paid by Bush administration to anyone who would hand over a possible terror suspect
from $ 3,000 to $ 25,000.

"it's A shame that it lasts from three US presidents". “After 18 shameful years, and after three presidents, says Daphne Eviatar, director of the program Security and human rights of Amnesty International, Usa - Guantánamo, continues to remain open. People that has never been granted a job are still held and age with the prospect of spending the rest of their existence, and die far away from their families and from their loved ones, that they have not seen for years. Guantánamo - he added - should be closed since a long time now, and all the men authorized for the release is transferred in the countries that had declared themselves willing to welcome them”.

the protest at The White House. During the event, activists will be wearing suits in orange and black hoods, the symbol of the hundreds of detainees who have been imprisoned at Guantánamo. During a funeral procession that will depart from the White House and will arrive at the Trump hotel, will be carried nine coffins, as the people who died in the prison.

The 40 prisoners still locked up. Currently at Guantánamo are held 40 people, all muslim men, many of whom have experienced torture. Several have health problems a result of the years spent in detention, torture and other ill-treatment. Some remain in prison, despite the years, have been granted their transfer. Among these, Toffiq al-Bihani, have been in prison for eight years without trial. Amnesty International Usa is a long time in support of its release and the protesters will be distributing postcards on his case to send to the department of Defense. The prison remains open indefinitely on the basis of a decree signed by president Trump.

the organizers of The event. The event is organized by Amnesty International Usa, Witness Against Torture, Defending Rights & Dissent, Center for Constitutional Rights, CAIR, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, the World Can't Wait, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Close Guantanamo, Tsuru for Solidarity, and Justice for Muslims Collective.

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