Amnesty International reported that the prisoners were being tortured in ways
that violated the US laws. They were being denied the treatment that even
prisoners of war must get as per international treaties.
Prisoners were not released even after they were officially declared not
Condition of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay
(i) About 600 people were secretly picked up by the US
forces from all over the world and put in a prison in Guantanamo Bay. The
America government said they were enemies of the US and linked to the attack on
(ii) In most cases the governments of their countries were
not asked or even informed about their imprisonment.
(iii) Families of prisoners, media or even UN representatives
were not allowed to meet them.
(iv) The US army arrested them, interrogated them and
decided whether to keep them.
(v) There was no trial before any magistrate in ins US.
Even the prisoners could not approach courts in their own country.
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