The Guantanamo Trap

This haunting documentary tells the story of four people whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.

This haunting documentary tells the story of four people whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.  In August 2006, Murat Kurnaz was released from the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had been detained for five years, without trial. In the same year, Matthew Diaz, Judge Advocate for the Navy, was sentenced to six months of imprisonment for passing on the names of detainees to a human rights organisation. Four years earlier, in 2002, Judge Advocate Diane Beaver was also deployed in Guantanamo. Here, she became the author of a legal memorandum that would later be nicknamed, ‘The Torture Memo.’ Seven years later, in March 2009, Spanish lawyer Gonzalo Boye leads a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials for allegedly covering up the torture of inmates in Guantanamo Bay. Unable to let go of the past and forge a gratifying future, Kurnaz, Beaver, Diaz and Boye are immobilized by the weight of a not-too-distant history.

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1 Comment
  • Mcgomcgez

    March 1, 2016 at 11:34 am Reply

    The one thing I think you at the ACLU are forgetting is only five of the deteineas may have any right there. Of the 770 or so deteineas there, none of them are U.S. Citizens and there fore do not have the same rights as the rest of us do. They do not have the right to a speedy trail. They do not have the right to remain silent. They do not have a right to a trail by jury. Also before going off and raving about how they are being treated so poorly you may want to do more research and see how they would have been treated in their homeland. Yes, you have your right to say your opinion and I have the same right to say mine as I have here to say mine. But do the research on the topic and post the facts and if you say these detainee have these right show your proof in writing that says this.

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