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Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Detainees are human [Commentary]

Detainees are human [Commentary]

I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am, still detained. I write this 106 years after the birth of Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore-born civil rights lawyer and later a Supreme Court justice who helped end segregation in America. Marshall understood and respected the humanity and innate equality of all people. He fought tirelessly on behalf of America's weakest and most vulnerable individuals — those deemed inferior simply because of the color of their skin. For the...