Mohamedou Slahi is released from Guantanamo

VICTORY! #FreeSlahi: It's Time to Release Mohamedou 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.

Soon Slahi will have the Periodic Review Board hearing he should have had four years ago, where he can prove he’s not a threat to the United States.

Will you urge the Department of Defense to free Slahi?

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To Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter:

Mohamedou Slahi has been unlawfully imprisoned by the U.S. government for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime. Assuming a positive outcome in Slahi’s Periodic Review Board hearing, we call on you to:

1. Immediately certify to Congress that Mohamedou will be released.

2. Ensure that Mohamedou is quickly transferred out of Guantánamo Bay so he can restart his life as a free man.

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