Australia’s Guantánamo Problem

On a remote, sunny island, some 52 people have been detained for up to nearly five years without trial on secret evidence, with no prospect of release. A series of suicide attempts since 2012 speaks to their profound suffering. One man attempted to hang himself with a bedsheet. Another tried to electrocute himself. Another drank bleach. Another cut himself and used his blood to leave a message on a wall. All remain in detention; the government dismisses them as attention-seekers. Read the full story by By Ben Saul in the  New York Times.

By | 2018-01-04T16:14:23+00:00 March 25th, 2014|guantanamo, Opinion, The Dilemma of Return to Sri Lanka|