Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guantanamo inmates protest their imprisonment

Jan. 27, 2011 Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Dozens of Guantanamo inmates are protesting their
imprisonment with a sit-in and signs to mark the ninth anniversary of the
prison camp's opening.

The Center for Constitutional Rights says the prisoners are refusing to
return to their cells for the required nightly lockdown and that they are
sleeping in the recreational yard and other areas.

The defendants' attorneys say their clients at the prison on the U.S. Navy
base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have not received due process.

The center said in a statement Thursday that the peaceful protest at Camps
5 and 6 began nearly two weeks ago. A spokeswoman did not return calls
seeking comment.

Guantanamo once held nearly 800 detainees, mostly suspected terrorists.
About 170 remain.

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