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Transcript of Guantanamo Bay
Guantanamo military prison camps have ignored human rights organizations which allege that the prisoners are being mistreated or tortured.
They say that the military uses the most brutal torture methods.
The United States assumed territorial control over Guantánamo Bay under the 1903 Cuban-American Treaty, which granted it a lease of the area.
The base was first purchased from Cuba, to control, police and spy them
The detainment areas consist of three camps: Camp Delta, Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray, X-ray has been shut down
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp is outside U.S. legal jurisdiction meaning the military don't have to abide by the laws of the American Constitution.
Pros of the Camp
It keeps terrorists away from our shores and helps keep Americans safe
Most of the prisoners are members ofthe Al Qaeda
Interrogations have brought valuable intelligence that has helped President Bush prevent further
attacks on American soil.
Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are released if they it do not have sufficient evidence to detain
People believe the prisoners are being mistreated and it is against all human rights
People argue that the military is keeping the prison just so that they can use unorthodox and inhumane torture methods
They are calling it a torture prison
Also people are complaining that we are holding innocent prisoners
On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order calling for the Guantanamo Bay detention center to be closed permanently within one year. At the time of this directive, there were 245 detainees still in custody
Obama later admitted that the facility wouldn’t close by the January deadline and he refused to set a new one.
In November 2009, 215 prisoners remained at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp
As of January 2010, 193 remain