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The photo demonstrates both Obama and Bush. They both wanted to close down the prison. People are dresses as prisoners to get attention from citizens around them. They try their best at trying to close down the prison.

 

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This image shows how people try to shut down Guantanamo prison. They are displaying these posters in front of many people. They want people to realize how bad this Prison is. This man in the cage really bring out attention to the crowd.

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This picture illiterates both Guantanamo bay and the prison. It shows the exact location of the prison and talks about the number of detainees.  It also has US history about the prison and Guantanamo . If i was thinking of traveling to Guantanamo i would say it was a nice place to go, but a horrible prison to be at. They have no sympathy for prisoner and simply don't care about them.

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GIC | Article

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Afghans, Junior World mark Encyclopedia of World Cultures,
     vol.1, 2012", the author talks about the mid 1990s and and how a "
     mercenary army of Islamic fundamentalists known as the Taliban took control
     of large portions of the country". The Taliban became allies of a Muslim
     fundamentalist terrorist known as al- Qaeda. After the al- Qaeda attacks on
     new york city in September 121, 200, the US and the UK began a bombing
     campaign in Afghanistan to over throw the Taliban and capture the leaders
     of al - Qaeda. 

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Afghanistan

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This is Afghanistan. it is a huge part of this book Khalid the main character travels all over Afghanistan. This map also includes some of the other places Khalid staid at. Afghanistan was also one of the places where his family and him visit. Afghanistan is known for the Taliban and for the al-Qaeda terrorism. Afghanistan is not a very safe place to visit.

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Inside the Wire (2005) - Guantanamo Bay Documentary Full Length - YouTube

Documentary on the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Camp Delta. The place where enemy combatants and terrorists are kept imprisoned by the Unit...
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This documentary is about the prisoners. After watching it it left me speechless. I also defiantly agree that this horrifying prison needs to be closed. The prisoners are basically treated worse than animals. I cannot believe how horrible this prison really is.

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This photo relates to the my topic because its a picture of two prisoners in Guantanamo. They both have signs that read " I died waiting for justice". In this prison that's exactly what these prisoners wait for. Most of them get captured just for the reason that they look like terrorist.

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In this article " Obama detainee limits in defense
     bill", the author Charlie savage talks about Obama trying to close the
     Guantanamo prison. He signed a defense bill that imposes restrictions on
     transferring detainees out of military prisons in Afghanistan and
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He continued to believe that closing the Guantanamo
     prison was in the "country's fiscal and national security interests".
     Andrea Prasaw, senior counter terrorism counsel at human rights watch,
     which advocates closing Guantanamo. She said that "administration blames
     congress for making it harder to close Guantanamo". She also added that
     "the burden was on Obama", he had to show seriousness on closing the
     prison. There are about 166 men that remain at the prison. On Obama's first
     term he broke his promise to close the Guantanamo prison. Now as
     Obama prepared to begin his second term, congress has
     tried to further restrict his ability to wind down the detention
     of terrorist worldwide.

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Guantanamo Bay history

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The first batch of 20 prisoners arrived in Cuba in January 2002, after a 20-hour flight from Afghanistan, to be housed in what would grow into the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
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 The author talks about the abuse Guantanamo prisoners recieve. The abuses he mentions are... not giving food, starving them, not letting them you the toilet when needed, strip them naked, splash their entire body with water and whip them they strt to bleed. The author also talks about how most of the prisoners get held hold t the prison just because of terrorist suspects. The prisoners have no rights, most of them dont even have a lawyer to help them with their case. Over the past years a United Nations Human Rights has tried to close down the Guantanamo prison. " in may 2006 another United Nations was sent one from United Nations committee against torture- called on the US to stop using the prison in Guantanamo." Obama also tried to close down the prison in may 2009 he gave a speech to an audience he said "we are cleaning up something that is - quite simply-  mess; a misguided experiment that has left in its wake a flood of legal challenges that my administration is forced to deal with on a constant basis." Obama does not want to give up on closing the prison.

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Guantanamo Boy: Anna Perera: 9780807530788: Amazon.com: Books

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Guantanamo Boy is a sad story about a young 15 year old Muslim, named Khalid. He is from England he gets kidnapped when his family goes on a vacation to Pakistan. Khalid has no clue why theses bad soldiers have taken him. They treat him very bad, give him little food, and barley showers. Khalid has to answer some questions he doesn't even know about. The soldiers think that Khalid is part of the al-Queda. All Khalid wishes is to go back home with his family. Khalid keeps repeating that he is innocent that he didn't do anything wrong, that he is just a 15 year old teenager. Khalid gets put into prison and sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He spends two long years he has to go through long worthless interrogations and bad treatment. All through out the book Khalid never understand why he is in Guantanamo bay. Khalid has a lawyer that helps him with his case. After months of helping, Khalid finally gets to go home. Khalid cant believe hes finally going home. Khalid has to take physiological sessions because he needed to adept back into his normal life. After physiological sessions Khalid he says hes ready to go home. Khalid arrives at his house after 2 long years. all of his family and friends got very happy when they saw him. At school Khalid gives a speech of the 2 miserable years he spend at Guantanamo Bay. At the end Khalid goes back to normal and lives a good life with the people he loves.

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