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Protesters Condemn UAE Plan to Extradite Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner, Demand Justice for All Detainees

HeadlineJul 23, 2021

Activists gathered in front of the Cultural Attaché Office for the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., Thursday to protest the planned rendition of former Guantánamo prisoner Ravil Mingazov back to Russia. He is currently being held in a UAE prison after being released from Guantánamo Bay in 2017, where he was held without charge for 15 years. Advocates say 17 other former Guantánamo prisoners are now locked up in the UAE under inhumane conditions. This is Helen Schietinger of Witness Against Torture.

Helen Schietinger: “They’ve been tortured. These men will live with that for the rest of their lives. We owe them reparations. We need to make sure that they are in good situations, and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives fulfilled.”

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