On August 8, 2007 friends and family celebrated the release of Isa Al Murbati, the final Bahraini prisoner held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.  Murbati had been detained illegally for five years without charge or trial by the United States government in the name of the war on terror.

While the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights applauds Murbati’s release, they stress the importance of providing continuing care and compensation for the suffering and injustice experienced by Murbati and other illegally held detainees at the hands of the United States government.

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