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New Detainees Arrive at Guantanamo

Two dozen more detainees have arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Afganistan.

They join the 625 prisoners currently being held there, some for more than a year. The Government says all are suspected of helping the Taliban in the war against Afganistan.

Amnesty [International] says the U.S. government has arbitrarily imprisoned the detainees and has denied them "the right to humane treatment, to be informed of reasons for detention, to have prompt access to a lawyer, to be able to challenge the lawfulness of the detention, and to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise." Other violations the group has listed include prolonged solitary confinement, heavy shackling, and lack of adequate exercise.

Not to mention there have been 15 suicide attempts, including four in the past three weeks.

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