Thank you for showing an interest in my petition. My name is Georgia and I feel very strongly about torture and wrongly imprisoning people under false accusations and suspicion.
For over a decade, Guantanamo Bay Prison – also known as Gitmo – has been the living place of many innocent people across the globe falsely accused and wrongly detained. Of those many detainees, only one has ever been given a trial. Many people may think they are aware of the issues of Guantanamo Bay Prison, but are they really?
The events of September 11th 2001 struck terror in the hearts and minds of the Americans. The whole world was stuck in an age of fear, and they feared for their own countries. And then America went in search of terrorists. They took people from countries like Afghanistan and Iraq – and in January 2002 the first detainees were transferred. Guantanamo Bay Prison is a huge violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For example , Article 5, “Nobody has the right to hurt us or torture us.” And Article 9, “Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason, to keep us there or to send us away from our country.”
And finally, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my petition. Please sign my petition if you believe that Guantanamo Bay is wrong and should be closed, and would like to help Amnesty International in their campaign to stop this injustice.
Here is also a link to my blog where you can find out more information - http://tggscitizenship.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/war-on-terror-and-we-arent-winning-get.html
Guantanamo Bay – Guilty until proven innocent.