Rally will mark six years of Guantanamo Bay suffering

The London Guantánamo Campaign applauds the British Government for taking steps to obtain the release and repatriation to this country of three British residents who spent many years languishing in the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, and to obtain the r

The London Guantánamo Campaign applauds the British Government for taking steps to obtain the release and repatriation to this country of three British residents who spent many years languishing in the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, and to obtain the release to Saudi Arabia of a fourth.

While this is good news, it is nevertheless a fact that many men still languish in appalling conditions in Guantánamo Bay, without charges ever having being brought against them. Some prisoners have resorted to a lengthy hunger strike in support of their demand to have their basic human rights recognised by being brought to trial.

The London Guantánamo Campaign continues to campaign for justice for all the remaining detainees, and a speedy closure of the prison. Friday the 11th of January marks the sixth anniversary of the opening of the prison, and we will be out and about all over London, distributing leaflets to raise awareness among the public, and encouraging people to write letters to their MP, and to politicians in the USA. This will be followed by a rally in Parliament Square from 6 - 8pm, which will be attended by former detainees, politicians, and celebrities.

Any reader wishing to help on the day, or to know more about what action they can take themselves, should contact the London Guantánamo Campaign at london_gitmo@yahoo.co.uk


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Christine MacLeod and Aisha Maniar

On behalf of the London Guantánamo Campaign

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