Closing Guantanamo together
The US government opened Guantánamo Bay camp in January 2002 in order to imprison Muslim men without charge or trial. The U.S. military officially acknowledged holding 779 prisoners in the camp, aged between 13 and 87. Guantanamo has been called “the gulag of our times”, a “stain on US history”, and an “island outside the law” CAGE is the largest and longest-lasting survivor-led effort to document and organise against the injustices committed at Guantanamo, and close the camp. Since 2003, CAGE has conducted in-depth interviews with prisoners, families and lawyers, carried out ground-breaking research and advocated for redress in mainstream media, governments and international organisations. To this day, Guantanamo is still open, and remains a symbol of torture, kidnap and indefinite unjust imprisonment.
What they say about CAGE
A voice for the voiceless.
Sami Al-HajjHead of Al-Jazeera Human Rights Unit Former Guantanamo prisoner
“I extend my heartfelt thanks and support for the work of CAGE on behalf of all men and women detained without charge or trial in Guantanamo and the secret prisons. Your work is truly inspirational”.
Shaykh Faiz Al-KandariFormer Guantanamo prisoner Author & public speaker
“I believe CAGE deserves to put up a signboard and write on it, honour bound to defend freedom”
Julian AssangeFounder of Wikileaks Unjustly imprisoned
"With organisations like CAGE, the Muslim community in the UK, and the rest of us, stand a chance"