Introduction

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States imprisoned more than 750 men at its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The prisoners ranged in age from teenage boys to elderly men. They were seized from more than forty countries around the world: some from Afghanistan, othe...

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Published in: The Guantánamo Lawyers p. 1
Main Authors: Mark P. Denbeaux, Jonathan Hafetz
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: NYU Press 11-01-2009
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States imprisoned more than 750 men at its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The prisoners ranged in age from teenage boys to elderly men. They were seized from more than forty countries around the world: some from Afghanistan, others from places as far flung as Bosnia and the Gambia. Many had wives and children. And the prisoners had some other things in common. They were all detained for years without charges, without trial, and without a fair hearing. They were all denied any legal status or protection because President
ISBN: 9780814737361
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