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  • Guantanamo Limbo
  • In his 2008 run for the White House, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, which hold since 2002 the "enemy combatants" captured in the war against terror launched by George W. Bush following the 9/11 attacks. With the US government orchestrating at the time a massive manhunt and encouraging the population to denounce terrorists, many foreigners were arrested without justification and languished in Guantanamo since then. Over half of the prisoners sent to Guantanamo have been cleared but remain in prison, having never been tried or convicted. Barack Obama acknowledged this situation and tried to rehabilitate these men on American territory but opposition from Republicans and the population made it impossible. Now, NGOs and human rights lawyers are trying their best to find countries able to welcome these men who can't go back to their country because of the risk of persecution from all sides. The process is long and prisoners are beginning to lose hope, with some going on hunger strike or even committing suicide. What is the solution for these men accidentally caught in the war on terror? Etoiles de la SCAM 2016 FIGRA – International Current Affairs and Society Documentary Film Festival – Grand Prix 2014 Shortlisted for the Albert Londres Prize 2014

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