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        1/22/2014, Shevat 21, 5774

      Amnesty Urges US to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

      PressTV reports Amnesty International says US’s continued operation of the notorious detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the torture of detainees there is a prime example of America’s double standard on human rights.

      “Every year that the USA has been operating the Guantánamo detention camp, it has continued to proclaim its commitment to international human rights standards. If any other country was responsible for the human rights vacuum of Guantánamo, it would surely draw the USA’s condemnation. It’s long past time for the US authorities to end this double standard,” Amnesty said on Wednesday, according to PressTV.

      “Detainees at Guantánamo remain in limbo with their lives on hold for years on end. Many have suffered serious human rights violations, including enforced disappearance and torture, but access to remedy has systematically been blocked and accountability minimal”, said Erika Guevara Rosas, Director of Amnesty International's Americas Program, adds PressTV.