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United States of America: arbitrary detention remains embedded in immigration, civil and military detention systems - Written statement to HRC36

, Index number: AMR 51/6962/2017

Amnesty International welcomes the preliminary findings of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on its visit to the United States of America (USA) in October 2016.1 This written statement focuses on Amnesty International’s concerns regarding mandatory detention, the detention bed mandate, confinement of pregnant women and the Guantánamo Bay detention centre.

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