CAGE announcement – #GITMO20: Time to Close Guantanamo Together


CAGE announcement – #GITMO20: Time to Close Guantanamo Together

#GITMO20: Time to Close Guantanamo Together



Published: 11th January 2022

Dear supporters and friends,

To mark 20 years since to the day the first of nearly 780 men were trafficked to the infamous torture centre, Guantanamo Bay, CAGE have today launched the website’.

The website showcases two decades worth of campaigns, prisoner artwork and poetry, cutting edge research, and moving interviews with former prisoners and their families by CAGE.

As well as listing the remaining prisoners, the website serves as a rallying platform to close Guantanamo bay and enact the 8-point plan to do so as put together and endorsed by former prisoners.

“Closing Guantanamo Together is dedicated to the survivors of Guantanamo. It’s an effort to centre the survivor voice and ensure the campaign to close Guantanamo and free its prisoners remains rooted in the experiences and testimonies of those who lived through what is now known as ‘the gulag of our times’.” – Moazzam Begg

Click to visit ‘Closing Guantanamo Together’ website ››

WATCH Guantanamo Memorial Event: Ex-Guantanamo Prisoners Speak About Their Experiences: 20 Years of Guantanamo Bay

On the 8th January, 7 former prisoners came together to mark the 20th anniversary of Guantanamo’s opening. It was the largest gathering of former Guantanamo prisoners marking this occasion.

Speakers included:

Mohamedou ould Salahi (Mauritania)
Omar Khadr (Canada)
Shaker Aamer (UK)
Ahmed Errachidi (Morocco)
Omar Deghayes (UK/Libya)
Mansoor Adayfi (Yemen/Serbia)
Clive Stafford-Smith (Lawyer)
Moazzam Begg (UK)

Exclusively for this anniversary, CAGE is providing the full recording of the event. Watch men who have not only survived Guantanamo, but also continue to embody faith and resilience.