J. Wells Dixon joined the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2006. He works on the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative, challenging the detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. He represents clients in federal court and before the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, including men from Algeria, China (East Turkestan), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. Among his clients is former Baltimore-area resident Majid Khan, who was imprisoned and tortured in secret CIA ‘black sites’ for more than three years before he was transferred to Guantánamo Bay in September 2006. Wells lectures and comments frequently on national security issues, executive detention and torture.
Dec 10, 2017