Mohamedou Slahi is released from Guantanamo

VICTORY! Tell the U.S. government to free Slahi

Update (10/17/16): VICTORY! Mohamedou Slahi is finally home! After 14 long years at Guantanamo, Mohamedou has returned to Mauritania as a free man. He has been reunited with his family and is excited about his future. He, his family, and everyone at the ACLU are so thankful for everyone in the #FreeSlahi movement who made this possible.

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Mohamedou Slahi has been unlawfully imprisoned for 14 years by the U.S. government. Thirteen 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 Guantánamo 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?

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Secretary of Defense:

Mohamedou Slahi is being held indefinitely despite his innocence. His ongoing imprisonment is unlawful, as was the torture he survived.

I’m asking you not to contest Slahi’s habeas case. Please release Mohamedou Slahi without delay.

 

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