Quick Facts about Guantánamo Bay:
- Approximate number of prisoners detained at Guantánamo since January 11,2002: 779
- Number of detainees released due to insufficient reason to keep them: 600
- Number of detainees who remain at Guantánamo as of February 2012: 171
- Number of trials completed since it’s opening: 3
- Age of the youngest Guantánamo prisoner: 13
- Age of the oldest Guantánamo prisoner: 98
- Number of suicide attempts in Guantánamo Bay since 2002: 23
- Number of alleged suicides amongst Guantánamo prisoners since 2002: 6
- Interrogation methods in Guantánamo include, but are not limited to: water-boarding, physical abuse, forced injections, sexual assault, sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation, environmental manipulation, violent dogs, forced nudity, using phobias, extreme cold, cultural humiliation, sensory bombardment, stress positions, sensory deprivation, isolation, ect.
In 2010, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (former aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell) stated that top U.S. officials, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, had known that the majority of the detainees initially sent to Guantánamo were innocent, but that the detainees had been kept there for reasons of “political expedience”, meaning their reasons were inclined towards domination rather than being fair or just.