Tagged: American Civil Liberties Union

Former Guantanamo detainees speak

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a video in which five former detainees talk about their treatment at the American prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. All were eventually released without charge.

As you watch this troubling video, consider the Harper Government’s refusal to request the release of the last citizen of a western democracy still held in Guantanamo: Canadian Omar Khadr, who has been subjected to similar treatment for seven years, since he was 15. The Conservative Government is appealing a Federal Court decision ordering it to request Khadr’s release, as every other western democracy did for its citizens in Guantanamo years ago.