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I Support Closing Guantanamo

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I Support Closing Guantanamo

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

I support closing the Guantanamo detention facility and urge you to get the job done, today.

The U.S. government is obligated under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. All Guantanamo detainees must either be charged and fairly tried in federal court or be released to countries that will respect their human rights.

Instead of justice for the September 11 attacks, Guantanamo has given the world torture, indefinite detention, and unfair trials.

It is well past time to change course and close the detention facility.
There are currently 16,680 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Tell President Obama and Congress that you support closing the Guantanamo detention facility. On April 30th, 2013, as over 100 detainees are on hunger strike, President Obama rightly reaffirmed his commitment to close Guantanamo. He must now take action to get the job done and Congress must support the effort.

Each detainee must either be charged and fairly tried in federal court, or be released to countries that will respect their human rights. Under current law, cleared detainees can be transferred out. There is no excuse for human rights violations to continue.

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