Cuba learns the US will use Guantanamo Bay to house prisoners.
First detainees from Afghanistan and Pakistan arrive at Guantanamo detention facility. 11
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Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, states that the captives at GTMO are prisoners of war entitled to rights under the Geneva Convention.
At the United Nations Assembly, Castro demands that the Guantanamo territory be returned to Cuba.
Bush administration says that GTMO detainees have no rights under the US Constitution or in the US justice system.
Carter Visits Cuba
Former President Jimmy Carter visits Cuba on a goodwill mission, criticizes the embargo.