In the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, detainees are going on hunger strikes to protest their treatment in the facility and being detained without trial. The United States government has responded by force-feeding the strikers to keep them alive.
A group of former Guantanamo Bay prisoners have organized to offer medical and job support to other freed prisoners.
Obama releases secret memos describing torture practices approved by the Bush Administration.
Dismayed by Abuse, Kids Stage Vigil
Many journalists have dangerous jobs. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 55 journalists were killed on the job in 2006. Here are two journalists who have suffered just because they were doing their jobs.
Moazzam Begg’s and Maher Arar’s lives were turned upside down when the U.S. military falsely accused them of having ties to terrorists and imprisoned them. Begg has written a book about his detention at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Prison and Arar was given and international human rights award.
On October 17 President Bush signed a new law called the Military Commissions Act. The law allows the government to put people who are not U.S. citizens in prison without a court hearing. The new law also expands the president’s powers and allows him to determine what is considered torture.
Learn about this U.S. military prison where people from other countries are held without a court hearing, and about the human rights situation inside the prison.