Update 11/24/15: Today we asked a federal court to order a hearing that Mohamedou Slahi has been awaiting for four years, since President Obama issued an executive order in 2011 requiring “Periodic Review Board” hearings for all of the Guantanamo detainees being held indefinitely. If Mohamedou finally gets this hearing, he could be cleared for transfer. Add your name to demand justice for Mohamedou Slahi.
Mohamedou Slahi has been unlawfully imprisoned for 13 years by the U.S. government. Twelve of those years have been at Guantánamo Bay prison, where he was subjected to gruesome torture.
The U.S. has never charged Slahi with a crime.
The U.S. government’s justifications for holding Slahi fail because he has never taken part in any hostilities against the United States. And he poses no threat to the United States.
A former chief military prosecutor in the Guantánmo military commissions, Colonel Morris Davis, has said he couldn’t find any crime with which to charge Slahi.
In 2010, a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, rejecting the government’s arguments since evidence was tainted by torture and coercion or was otherwise not credible. But the government appealed.
The U.S. is currently holding him indefinitely despite his innocence.
While at Guantánamo Bay prison, Slahi was the victim of one of the military’s most brutal torture regimens, approved by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld himself.
Slahi suffered physical abuse, sleep-deprivation, humiliation, and threat – and he still remains in prison.
Will you urge the Department of Defense to free Slahi?