9th Class Social Science Democratic Rights Question Bank 9th CBSE Social Science Democratic Rights

  • question_answer   What was the Amnesty International's report regarding the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay? State the condition of prisoners according to the report of Amnesty International in Guantanamo Bay.                     


                      The 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 guilty, 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 the US. (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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