CAGE Africa - an independent advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror - has launched a global petition to request Guantanamo Bay detainees cleared for release be offered resettlement in South Africa.
According to their website, of the 116 persons currently remaining at Guantanamo Bay, 52 are cleared for release. Although these men are completely innocent, they are unable to return to their home countries, since the United States has refused to transfer them due to the ‘security environment’ in their countries.
CAGE Africa have invited the public to lend their names to the call for freedom for these men.
The time to act is now. Thirteen years without charge or trial and under torture is enough time to wait. South Africa can and must step up and play a role in ending one of the greatest blights on humanity’s human rights record: the Guantanamo Bay nightmare— CAGE representative, Karen Jayes
Click below to hear 702's Azania Mosaka chatting to CAGE representative, Karen Jayes...
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