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"Closing Gitmo is not enough": International Herald Tribune op-ed (11/21/2008)

International Human Rights Law Clinic Director Laurel E. Fletcher and UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Faculty Director Eric Stover published an op-ed in the November 21, 2008 International Herald Tribune based on the findings of "Guantanamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Former Detainees." Fletcher and Stover write:

"President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to close the notorious Guantanamo prison camp. This will be a first step toward restoring America's reputation abroad, but it must not end there. To ensure that our fight against terrorism is consistent with U.S. laws and values, the new Administration must launch a full investigation into the treatment of detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and other U.S. detention centers since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."
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