No Excuse on Guantánamo

Conniff, Ruth
June 2013
Progressive;Jun2013, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p8
The author comments on the issues addressed by U.S. President Barack Obama concerning the extralegal detention at the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba. He highlights the experiences of hunger strike by Guantánamo detainee Samir Naji al-Hasan Moqbel. He outlines the efforts of President Obama to close the Guantánamo Bay prison.


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