Jan 12, 2019 10:19 Asia/Tehran

American activists held banners outside the Supreme Court, called for an end to torture and the closure of the prison at the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Iran PressAmerica: The protest came on the 17th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

In Washington, police arrested some activists, calling for an end to torture and the closure of the notorious prison at the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Iran Press reported.

Since the prison camp opened in January 2002 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, almost 800 men have been held in custody for various periods. There are now about 40 prisoners at the camp, according to media reports. Within its first two years, it was revealed that inmates were subjected to controversial interrogation techniques.

In January 2018, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the Pentagon to keep the prison camp open.

The president had boasted during his 2016 campaign that he would not only keep it open, but would “load it up with some bad dudes.” However, no new captives have been imprisoned there since 2008, according to media reports.  101/ 211 /202


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