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Guantanamo : Donald Trump sued by eleven detainees who accuse him of being anti-Muslim

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Donald Trump sued by eleven detainees who accuse him of being anti-Muslim./Ph. DR

On Thursday, 11th of January, eleven prisoners detained at the Guantanamo US military prison, located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base filed a lawsuit against the US President, saying that they are illegally detained because they are Muslim, reports AFP.

In their complaint, the prisoners refer to Donald Trump’s tweets and statements, they consider as Islamophobic. They are based on the arguments put forward by the opponents of the presidential decree against immigration, which initially targeted only countries with a Muslim majority.

The detainees also pointed out at Trump’s comments on the Guantanamo detainees. His position contradicts what other presidents stated in the past, believing that the situation of these prisoners should be re-examined and that they should be brought before a military court. For the moment, 41 detainees are still held in the Guantanamo prison.

The inmate’s petition, was filed in a federal court in Washington, 16th years after the arrival of the first 20 detainees to Guantánamo. The prisoners were brought from Afghanistan on 11 January 2002 dressed in distinctive orange jumpsuits.

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