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Cruel and Inhuman: Conditions of isolation for detainees at Guantánamo Bay

30th April 2007, 11:05:12 UTC

As of 1 April 2007, approximately 385 men of around 30 nationalities were detained without
trial in the US military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Designated by the US authorities as
“unlawful enemy combatants”, many have been held for more than five years without
knowing if or when they will be released or brought to any form of judicial process. None of
those currently held has had the lawfulness of his detention reviewed by a court. A few face
the prospect of trials by military commission under procedures that violate international fair
trial standards.2

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