Guantanamo Bay And The War Of Terror

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Guantanamo Bay As Nelson Mandela once said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Guantánamo bay, Cuba is the home of the oldest U.S naval station base out of the continental U.S. The United States invaded Guantánamo bay and established a base during the Spanish-American war (“Guantanamo...” 2008, par. 2). After the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001, the base’s mission expanded to include the Detainee Mission of the War of Terror (“Guantanamo…” 2008, par. 5). Many issues have risen because of this detention facility. The detainees held at the facility have to and had to face many challenges. The government took away their human rights and treats these detainees very harshly. Currently, there are still detainees held at Guantánamo bay. However, some actions have occurred to stop these inhumane actions, but there have not been enough to close the facility down. Interrogation Techniques Detainees held at Guantanamo bay are all interrogated and later classified as an enemy combatant^1. As each detainee is interrogated, several techniques were used. Some examples of torture techniques used at Guantanamo are Sexual Assault/ Humiliation Sleep Deprivation Sensory Deprivation Solitary Confinements/ Isolation Mock Executions Forced Medication Use of dogs to scare Detainees Temperature Extremes Sensory Bombardment(Noise)^2 Watching Others Being Tortured Psychological Techniques. (“Torture Techniques…”, 2016,

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