U.N. rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison




 
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U.N. rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison
 
April 5th, 2013  
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U.N. rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights chief called on the United States on Friday to close down the Guantanamo prison camp, saying the indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial violated international law. Navi Pillay said the hunger strike being staged by some inmates at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in southeastern Cuba was a "desperate act" but it was "scarcely surprising". "We must be clear about this: the United States is in clear breach not just of its own commitments but also of international laws and standards that it is obliged to uphold," the U.N. ...




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