Skewed Guantanamo figures

Below is a report on how the statistics from Guantanamo have been skewed by the media. It gives a whole new perspective on statistics like “1 in 7 of the prisoners released from Guantanamo have returned to terrorism” :]

Minors in Guantanamo

This is the story of an Afghan boy who was imprisoned by US authorities at the age of 12. He is still in Guantanamo today. While most of the cases of prisoners who were underage at the time of capture have been resolved by now, his was not the only such case.

Hardin, Montana - a little town that wants to take in Guantanamo prisoners

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 12:24 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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I found this short report quite fascinating. It’s a face of the US that I don’t get to see in the movies and taking in Guantanamo prisoners certainly does sound like a good solution to their problems…

Pakistan demands all Pakistani prisoners are released from Guantanamo

Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 14:38 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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I found this very heartening. Most Western countries (with the exception of Canada and the case of Omar Khadr) have successfully gotten their citizens out of Guantanamo. Hardly any non-Western countries have tried to put any sort of diplomatic pressure on the US about this though. In fact in many cases they have refused [...]

Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen. He was 15 when he was taken into custody by US soldiers in Afghanistan. He is now 23 and still has not been sentenced. He remains in Guantanamo and the Canadian government is not doing anything to help him (Omar Khadr is the only Western national remaining in Guantanamo, [...]