Guantanamo Bay opened in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.
It was meant to be a temporary detention centre for the biggest threats to United States national security, as part of the so-called “war on terror”.
But the place soon became notorious for human rights abuses and torture. At its peak, it held 780 prisoners, most of them without charge.
Thirty-nine prisoners are still there, including the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks.
Why is it still open two decades on?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Mansoor Adayfi – Former Guantanamo detainee and Guantanamo coordinator for CAGE, a human rights advocacy organisation
Jasmine El-Gamal – Senior manager for MENA, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Kenneth Roth – Executive director, Human Rights Watch
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