Why is Guantanamo Bay still open? | Inside Story

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Guantanamo Bay opened in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.

It was meant to be a temporary detention centre for the biggest threats to U.S. national security, as part of the so-called ‘War on Terror’.

But the place soon became notorious for human rights abuses and torture.

Most of its detainees have been released without charge.

Why is it still open?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Mansoor Adayfi – former Guantanamo detainee

Jasmine El-Gamal – Senior Manager for MENA, Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Kenneth Roth – Executive Director, Human Rights Watch.

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