Palestinian men in Guantanamo Bay are taking over the United States, Britain and five other states before the UN Human Rights Commission for their role in the CIA interpretation and detention of suspects. Terrorists at “black places” around the world.
The unusual case is being brought to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) by Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, known as Abu Zubaydah, who was in detention for 19 years. case
UNWGAD, part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has the power to investigate individual complaints about arbitrary detention and to provide feedback and call for correction. But it has no power to impose sanctions against countries that do not comply.
Abu Zubaydah is a 50-year-old Palestinian raised in Saudi Arabia, detained in 2002 and handed over to the CIA.He was initially described as an al-Qaida leader, but the 2006 agency concluded him. Not even a member of the group However, he has been held at Guantánamo ever since, with no hope of release.
His case, sent to a UN committee on Friday, said he was arbitrarily detained and tortured at a secret CIA investigation facility in Thailand, Poland, Morocco, Lithuania, Afghanistan. And the US prison at Guantanamo He also sued the UK government, which he accused of “conspiring to express opinions” for engaging in investigations and receiving information known to have received from torture.
It is the first time legal action has been taken against the UK, Afghanistan, Morocco and Thailand for their role in the CIA Operation Torture and Torture Program.
“After 19 years of arbitrary detention, the only reasonable legal remedies for Abu Zubaydah are release and rehabilitation,” said Helen Duffy, his international law representative. Make sure that these violations do not recur, as all legal obligations are completely ignored in this war on terror and the point of this claim. But it will be meaningless if the abuse has not been stopped continuously. “
Joe Biden has pledged to close the Guantánamo concentration camp and free it up or transfer the remaining 40 inmates, however Barack Obama came to promise to close the camp. Instead, it was opposed by the Pentagon and Congress and succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of inmates.
“The way Biden’s management responds to such international legal claims will test the newly identified commitment to the rule of law and international human rights,” said Duffy, director of the human rights advocacy group. In practice said