Reports of inhumane treatment and torture of both physical and psychological have been revealed to face detainees daily when imprisoned at the base. The international community along with the UN have persistently called for closure of Guantanamo and regardless of much pressure, very little has been carried out in order to getting any closer to the permanent closure of the base.
On the 15th of July 2006, Cageprisoners as part of the National Guantánamo Coalition along with many supporting organisations has called for an International Day of Protest demanding the closure of the base. The demonstrations call to the end of detention, illegality, torture, deaths and Guantanamo Bay as a whole.
The worldwide demonstrations will be held in the United States, Australia, Yemen, Kuwait and Bahrain. The participation of countries worldwide highlights the coming together of people of all different races and religions in order to protest as one body against Camp Delta, and demand for the detainees to be given their basic human rights.
Meeting Point: Marble Arch, London
12pm – 4pm
Saturday 15th July 2006.
The demonstration will make its way through central London, passing by the Home and Foreign Offices, and arrive outside the US Embassy where a number of speakers will call for the end to injustice.
For further details, you can download the flyer at:
Supporting organisations include:
The National Guantanamo Coalition, Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign,
Cageprisoners, London Guantanamo Coalition, Save-Omar Campaign, Reprieve, Manchester Guantanamo and Belmarsh Campaign, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, Stop the War, Amnesty International UK, Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Stop Political Terror, Islamic Human Rights Commission, 1990 Trust, Islamic Forum Europe, Hizb-ut-Tahrir UK, Muslim Safety Forum, Young Muslim Organisation UK, Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, British Muslim Initiative, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Directory, Muslim Voices
Contact: Asim Qureshi
Email: asim.q (at) cageprisoners.com
London: 0044 (0) 7973264197
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Contact : Centre for Constitutional Rights
Email: ebetru (at) ccr-ny.org
Number: 001 2126146477
Contact: Witness Torture
Email: frida.berrigan (at) gmail.com
Number: 001 3476834928
11am Starting from Flinders St Station Steps, Melbourne
Contact: Civil Rights Defence ( http://www.civilrightsdefence.com)
Number: 0061 418897504 or 0061 407856628
12 noon, Sydney Town Hall
Please wear orange clothing if you can.
Contact: Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group and Justice for Hicks and Habib
Email: mlobeid (at) hotmail.com
Number: 0061 2401758871
Sit-in, in front of Parliament
Contact: HOOD ( http://www.hoodonline.org)
Email: info (at) hoodonline.org
Number: 00967 1 212518
From: Marlene Obeid
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 21:46:11 +1000
Subject: Cage Prisoners - Press Release
CAGEPRISONERS PRESS RELEASE
International Day of Protest: Shut Guantanamo Now!
Marlene Obeid and Justice Action