9th Class Social Science Democratic Rights Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - Democratic Rights

  • question_answer Where is Guantanamo Bay? Why was a prison set up here?


     (a) Guantanamo Bay is a naval base near Cuba controlled by the American Navy. (b) The U.S. forces secretly abducted about 600 people who they felt were responsible for the terrorist attack on New York which occurred on 11th September 2001 and imprisoned them here. (c) In most cases, the governments of their countries were not asked or even informed about their imprisonment. (d) Families of the prisoners, media or even UN representatives have not been allowed to meet them. There has been no trial before any magistrate in the USA nor have the prisoners been allowed to approach the courts in their own country.

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