14,000 Detained by U.S. Military: Here are Two Stories

Moazzam Begg Born and raised in England, Moazzam Begg was taken from a family home in Pakistan in 2002. Begg was held for three years in U.S. prisons in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Begg spent two years in solitary confinement (in a room by himself), was...

December 10: International Human Rights Day

Protect Our Rights! DECEMBER 10 • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY December 10 marks the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. Every person on Earth is entitled to the same rights. However, sometimes when people don’t...

Learn about: Habeas Corpus and the Geneva Conventions

What Is … Habeas Corpus? A Latin term that means, “You should have the body” Habeas corpus means that a person who is put in prison has the right to a trial in a court. Habeas corpus was part of the Magna Carta (one of the most important legal documents in...

What is Guantanamo Bay Prison?

Guantanamo Bay Prison: A military prison on the U.S. naval base in Cuba Since 2002 the Bush government has held people that it believes may be members of al-Qaeda or the Taliban. The U.S. government calls these terrorist organizations. Prisoners from 42 countries have...