On Friday, January 11, activists will be in Washington, D.C., at the Supreme Court, Congress, and the White House demanding once again that Guantánamo close, that indefinite detention, solitary confinement, torture and abuse end. Witness Against Torture will be there along with the human rights and legal community.
Join a rally in Washington, DC and help create a human chain of more than
2,000 people, representing the individuals still detained without charge or
fair trial at Guantánamo and Bagram, from the White House to the Capitol.
Voices will demand:
Close Guantánamo & end abuses at Bagram
End indefinite detention and unfair military commissions
Charge and fairly try detainees or release them
Ensure accountability for torture: investigate, prosecute and provide
remedy for victims
Revise the Army Field Manual to help ensure torture isn’t used again
With few exceptions, the Bush detention regime has been more deeply
institutionalized by the Obama administration, and the failure to close
Guantánamo is but one in a string of unkept promises. While the media
has largely abandoned the issue, a bipartisan consensus is emerging to
commit permanently to terrible policies. We need to speak out with a new
determination to reach policy-makers, the media, and the public.
Buses will be coming to Washington DC from cities throughout the
Eastern United States.
Please sign UP, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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