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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH SAYS HE WANTS GUANTÁNAMO BAY CLOSED AFTER WORKING ON ‘THE MAURITANIAN’

April 2021 | NME

Benedict Cumberbatch has said he wants Guantánamo Bay closed following his work on recent film The Mauritanian.

"The film, which is being produced by SunnyMarch – an independent film and television company that Cumberbatch jointly owns – explores the experiences of Mohamedou Ould Slahi who was incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years without charge.

After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the offshore prison camp in Cuba was set up to hold suspects relating to terror charges. However, many suspects remained there against their will and without trial for years, Many detainees also alleged they were tortured frequently..."

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