We must stop trial of tortured’ Guantanamo man

The London Guantanamo Campaign condemns the decision announced on Friday by the US authorities to try Binyam Mohamed for alleged terrorism offences. Binyam, who lived in North Kensington for seven years, has been illegally held captive by the US for six

The London Guantanamo Campaign condemns the decision announced on Friday by the US authorities to try Binyam Mohamed for alleged terrorism offences.

Binyam, who lived in North Kensington for seven years, has been illegally held captive by the US for six years.

The basis of this trial is "evidence" extracted from him under prolonged, brutal torture.

It is inconceivable that such a trial could serve the interests of justice and it is deplorable that the US authorities should even contemplate it.


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We also condemn the UK government for its refusal to hand over documents which could prove that allegations against him are false and based on torture. It is deeply shameful that, in concealing its own apparent complicity in Binyam's treatment, the government is prepared to see him subjected to a trial that may ultimately resullt in him facing the death penalty.

We call on the UK government to avoid bringing any further shame upon this country and immediately to take all steps within its power to help free Binyam from this plight.

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We urge readers to write to their MP, asking them to bring pressure on the government. Details of MPs can be found at www.theyworkforyou.com.

Christine MacLeod

On behalf of the London Guantanamo Campaign

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