USA: Digging a deeper hole. Administration and Congress entrenching human rights failure on Guantánamo detentions

It is now almost 3,000 days since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested in Pakistan and handed over to US custody. In November 2009 Attorney General Holder announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other “alleged 9/11 conspirators” being held in the US Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba after being transferred there from secret CIA custody in 2006 would be brought to the mainland to stand trial in ordinary federal court. The Obama administration has failed to initiate any trial proceedings against these detainees.

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