Hooding and stripping detainees, deprive them of sight or hearing, subjected to cold and heat systematically, keeping them in positions in physical tension, use of dogs to cause stress, unfasten the dream and simulated drowning. The Committee of the Senate’s armed forces claimed that senior officials of the United States Government on aggressive interrogation techniques were reported, redefined the law to simulate legality and authorized the use of torture against detainees in Guantanamo. They began to hear voices calling for the closure of Guantanamo. One of the first was that of Amnesty International, which joined after requests from the UN, former Presidents Carter and Clinton, heads of State of Europe and legal organizations and human rights around the world. Today the closure of Guantanamo is nearby. President-elect Obama has promised that it will be one of its first measures. But it will also recover the respect of human rights prior to the 11 September 2001, suppress detention without charges or legal assistance and relentlessly prohibit torture under any circumstances. And resolve what to do with the detainees still at Guantanamo.
United States must acknowledge and judge in the ordinary American courts to more than 250 detainees who remain there, but with all the guarantees and safeguards that international law and the U.S. Constitution sorted. If the United States does not judge them, you must free them and send them to their countries in conditions that exclude the most remote possibility of torture. Because it turns out that about 50 of the Guantanamo detainees not can be sent to their countries (China, Libya, Russia, Tunisia and Uzbekistan) because there is a real risk that there are tortured. The example of Portugal and Germany, accepting some of these detainees, is a good way. The recovery of the respect for human rights is also ending impunity.
They should be investigated independently abuses and violations of human rights committed by the United States and its allies under the umbrella of the war on terror. And judge those responsible. More guarantee repair to all victims of human rights violations. Otherwise, we will remain in barbarism.