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The USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic joins 111 organizations as a signatory to a letter led by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture. The letter urges President Biden to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

An excerpt from the letter:

Guantánamo embodies the fact that, for nearly two decades following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States government has viewed communities of color – citizens and non-citizens alike – through a security threat lens, to devastating consequences. This is not a problem of the past. Guantánamo continues to cause escalating and profound damage to the men who still languish there, and the approach it exemplifies continues to fuel and justify bigotry, stereotyping, and stigma. Guantánamo entrenches racial divisions and racism more broadly, and risks facilitating additional rights violations.

View the full text of the letter in the link here.

View the press release from the Center for Constitutional Rights here.

View the Huffington Post article on the matter here.