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The US detention center at Guantánamo Bay has been open for over 14 years. 80 men remain imprisoned, 26 of whom are cleared for release. Witness Against Torture is working to raise awareness about their torture and indefinite detention. We’re also working to combat Islamophobia across the US. If you want to get involved, we’ve got some ideas for you. Click here to learn more.

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WAT Update on Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, Ex-GTMO Detainee/Hunger Striker

Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, a Guantanamo detainee released with 5 other men to Uruguay in 2014, is continuing a long-term hunger strike in a desperate demand to be allowed to reunite with his family in Turkey.  In a thwarted attempt to travel to Turkey this summer he was detained without counsel in Venezuela.  When he was returned to Uruguay, he took to his bed and has refused to eat or drink liquids.

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