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All branches of the US government must act to end one of the most shameful episodes in American history.
The legacy of torture and cruel treatment in detention operations has not been expunged under US president Obama.
From Guantanamo to Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Obama has broken his promise to end torture and illegal detention.
For a majority of Guantanamo detainees, US judges have found flimsy evidence linking the suspects to 'terror' groups.
During George W Bush's first term, the US tortured many 'War on Terror' prisoners, including a 15-year-old boy.
The Bush administration made a series of decisions authorising torture and secret prisons just days after 9/11.
US detention centre can remain open as long as the "war on terror" continues, with no end in sight.
Suleiman, a friend to the US and reported torturer, has long been touted as a presidential successor.
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