Mohamedou Ould Salahi addressing the European Parliament
Former Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi addressed the EU Human Rights sub committee in Brussels on Thursday 16th June. Following the address and discussion, he had a private meeting with MEP Isobel Santos. It follows his visit to the UK Parliament to meet with MPs there, organised in part by members of the Lewes Amnesty Group.
The Gauntanamo Network, started by Sara Birch of the Lewes Amnesty Group, is hoping to generate a transnational consensus for the closure of Guantanamo Prison. We are in contact with MPs in the UK and MEPs in Brussels and Strasbourg about starting parliamentary committees for this purpose. And we have helped organised visits by Mr. Salahi to meet with them.
Aside from putting pressure on the American administration to close the prison and try or release the men who have now been there for over 20 years, other countries can help resettle the detainees, so they do not end up in other prisons, still without evidence presented in a public trial.