Guantanamo, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) – The Network of Intellectuals in Defense of Humankind demanded here today that the United States return to Cuba the territory occupied by the Guantanamo naval base, which was seized a century ago and now houses an illegal detention center. In a message on the occasion of an international seminar against foreign military bases, the network, which was created in 2003, demanded the closure of that prison, where detainees are tortured and humiliated in violation of international law.
The meeting, sponsored by the World Council for Peace, has brought together 100 researchers and activists to denounce interference, imposition and disregard for others’ rights.
The signatories said that setting up military bases in other countries against their will violates national sovereignty and serves the economic and political interests of imperialism.
They demanded the closure of foreign military bases and the cessation of construction of new facilities, as well as compensation for nearby residents for social and environmental damage.