UN Human Rights Chief asked US to close Guantanamo Prison Camp with Immediate Effect

Apr 6, 2013 17:54 IST

The UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay on 5 April 2013 ordered United States to shut down its Guantanamo Prison Camp with immediate effect. As per the International Laws, the indefinite imprisonment of the detainees by US without any charge or trial was a violation of International laws.

The Human Rights Chief of UN also claimed that the hunger strike by the inmates of the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in southeastern Cuba was a desperate act as well as an element of Surprise.

As per United Nations Human Rights claim, the act of US was just not a breach of its own commitments but also of the international laws and standards.

Guantanamo Prison Camp

Guantanamo prison camp was started in January 2002 during bush administration and is a detainment and interrogation facility of the United States military that is located within Guantanamo Bay Naval

Base of Cuba. It is used for holding men who are captured in counter-terrorism operations. It generally started after the 9/11 WTC attack. Barack Obama pledged four years ago to close down the controversial facility but yet it is under operation.

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