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Extrajudicial detention is the detention of individuals by a state, without ever laying formal charges against them.
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is an extrajudicial detainment and interrogation facility of the United States located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The facility was established in 2002 by the Bush Administration to hold detainees from the war in Afghanistan and later Iraq. – Wikipedia.
Obama has yet to close the Guantánamo detention camp. Here is his promise to do so:
There are people still being detained and tortured at the Guantánamo detention camp – human beings like you and me. One of those human beings was realeased in May of 2009, after spending 7 years imprisoned there. His name is Lakhdar Boumediene. He was kidnapped from his workplace and flown to Guantánamo in 2002. He tells his story to The New York Times here.
And The New York Times has also published an article by Murat Kurnaz, another Guantánamo prison camp detainee (detained for 6 years) – here.
Not only has President Obama not closed Guantánamo as he promised to do, but he has also signed a bill into law, as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that will now allow the indefinite detention of American citizens, anywhere in the world, who are suspected of terrorist activity. See Glenn Greenwald’s excellent articles on the subject here and here.
I guess it isn’t all that suprising. Obama has already carried out the assasinations of US citizens – no trial, no nothing. See clip from DemocracyNow! below: