End 19 Years Of Injustice

Gitmo Clock 2021 photos

Photos of Close Guantánamo supporters on Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison, calling on Joe Biden to close the prison when he takes office.

This page features photos of supporters, throughout 2021, holding up posters showing how long the prison at Guantánamo Bay has been open, and urging Joe Biden to close it without further delay, starting with 6,941 days on Jan. 11, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison.

Throughout the rest of the year, we also have posters marking 6,950 days (on Jan. 20), 7,000 days (on Mar. 11), 7,100 days (on Jun. 19), 7,115 days (on Jul. 4, U.S. Independence Day), and 7,200 days (on Sep. 27), and, into 2022, 7,300 days (on Jan. 5, 2022), and 7,306 days on Jan. 11, 2022, the 20th anniversary of the prison's opening, and a day that no one with any decency and respect for the law wants to see. Spanish posters are also available here, via the World Can't Wait.

Please feel free to take a photo with some — or all — of the photos, and send them to us at info@closeguantanamo.org.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, former prisoner Mansoor Adayfi urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Susan McLucas, in Somerville, MA, says, "I am so ashamed of my country, letting Guantánamo remain in place so long. If we can't charge and try people, we have to let them go! It will be generations before our reputation will recover from this."

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Close Guantánamo co-founder Andy Worthington says, "Joe Biden, the world is watching. In nine days’ time, when you take over from Donald Trump, the shame that is Guantánamo will be your responsibility, and you must finish what President Obama tried but failed to do when you were his Vice President — close Guantánamo once and for all. It is doable. You have control of Congress; all you need now is the political will to do the right thing, and to remove this terrible stain on the US’s efforts to portray itself as a country that respects the rule of law."

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, James Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at Guantánamo, who was imprisoned on baseless charges of being a spy in 2003-04, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Nancy Murray, in the U.S., urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Steve Lane, in Bethesda, Maryland, says, "President-elect Biden, in a few days you will have the opportunity to put a stop to the 19 years of suffering we have inflicted on the men imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, without trial or even charge. Please close that symbol of injustice as soon as you can."

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Natalia Rivera Scott, in Mexico City (with a Spanish poster), urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Ed Charles in Los Angeles (also with a Spanish poster) urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Ken Jones of Witness Against Torture urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, William Hudon, Professor of History at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Brian Terrell urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time, and says, "Friends, at Andy’s request, my photo taken in Maloy, Iowa USA."

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Judith Kelly, in Arlington, Virginia, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Timothy Lind, in Three Rivers, MI, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Dorrine Marshall, in California, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Albert Valencia, in California, urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.

On Jan. 11, 2021, the 19th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Robert Kolkebeck in Park Forest, Illinois urges President-elect Joe Biden to close it without further delay when he takes office in nine days' time.