In 2001, Salahi was taken from his home in Mauritania and eventually held without charge in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years. During his detention, he developed an unlikely friendship with an American guard, Steve Wood, who gradually became convinced of his innocence. Their unique relationship is captured in My Brother es Keeper, a BAFTA documentary by Laurence Topham that follows the reunion of the two men in Mohamedou's hometown of Nouakchott in Mauritania.
The US governments are always accusing other countries of violating human rights; they justify their wars by saying they want to fight against it.
Shouldn't they start with themselves and stop violating human rights? They do not recognise international courts and thus protect themselves from being held accountable. And their allies, like Germany, remain silent out of self-interest.
Here are the human rights that Salahi was entitled to, like every other human being in the world. Let us remember: Once upon a time, it was the USA that first lobbied for the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights for a long time and then could no longer prevent it because US civil society (above all Eleonor Roosevelt) still insisted on it at that time. There are such people in the USA today as well. We can work with them in and from other countries that stand up for human rights.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations, Article, 9,10. 5,6,7
From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which we should publicise much more and to which we can refer. They were only adopted as a common ideal to be observed by states; they are thus only morally and not legally binding. Legally binding, however, are the two UN Covenants, from which we bring excerpts on this case below.
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Art. 9 und 7