5 Facts About the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp


The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, also referred to as Guantánamo or GTMO, which fronts on Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, also known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or NSGB, is a United States military base located on 45 square miles of land and water at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which the US leased for use as a coaling and naval station in 1903.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of ‹See TfD›50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a unitary sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

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Due to the facts that the inmates are detained indefinitely without trial and several inmates were severely tortured this camp is considered as a major breach of human rights by great parts of the world.

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain on an organism in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.

Human rights are moral principles or norms, which describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law.

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The camp was established by the Bush administration in 2002.


His successor, President Barack Obama, promised its closure during his first campaign in 2008, but it remains open.

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States.


However, during his term, the number of inmates was decreased from some 250 to 60.

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