Friday, March 04, 2016

Guantanamo prison needs to be closed

Wishing to share with all the statement of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows:

The members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows never wanted an institution like Guantanamo, nor the black sites that predated it, to exist. From our founding we have searched for understanding about the root causes of terrorism and supported honest inquiry into the causes of the 9/11 attacks. We seek to promote human rights and dignity where American foreign policy has worked against both.

Guantanamo, and the trials of those currently accused of carrying out the attacks that led to the deaths of our family members, do not do justice to the enormity of the crimes. America's Federal Courts are the proper and fitting place in which to try the men who have been accused of these crimes. Moving their trials to courts on US territory would be consistent with the justice that all of us should, as US citizens seek. It would demonstrate to the world that the US seeks justice and not revenge. It would demonstrate also that the US does not condone torture nor accept legal proceedings that fail to meet international human rights standards.

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows wants Guantanamo closed.

This can ONLY be accomplished if the 9/11 Military Commissions are closed and the trials for the crimes of 9/11 are moved into Federal Courts.


Terry Rockefeller
Sister of Laura Rockefeller
North Tower WTC 9/11 Victim

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