Guantánamo Public Memory Project

This Week in Guantanamo: 2013 and 2006

May 29, 2013: Navi Pillay, Chief of Human Rights at the United Nations, lambasted U.S. detention practices at Guantánamo, declaring that the site “has become an ideal recruitment tool for terrorists.”

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Inmate at Guantánamo, 2013. Courtesy Reuters/Bob Strong.

May 28, 2006: The Department of Defense acknowledged that 75 detainees were participating in a prolonged hunger strike. The protest began amid bleak prospects that the Bush administration would initiate fair trials for the uncharged inmates.

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