Amnesty International UK has been consistently campaigning for the closure of the illegal detention centre since it first opened on 11 January 2002. To this date no Guantánamo detainee has been convicted of a criminal offence by the USA. 10 detainees were charged for trial by military commissions, which were then ruled unlawful by the US Supreme Court.
About 775 detainees have been held in Guantánamo since its opening. Prisoners have been taken into custody in at least 10 countries before being transferred to Guantánamo without any judicial process. The University of Nottingham Amnesty Society has joined Amnesty International UK in its arduous campaign and this will be the second protest in the City Centre on the matter.
At last years protest the Amnesty Society collected almost one thousand signatures on a petition that was sent to the American Embassy. People gathered with the students voicing their opposition to the detention centre.
Amnesty Protest in Nottingham City Centre - Close Guantanamo Bay [last year 2007]
Amnesty makes noise over 5 years Guantanamo [Feature]
Well done to those involved!!
For further info and to get involved contact- firstname.lastname@example.org
Amnesty International Society - University of Nottingham http://su.nottingham.ac.uk/~amnesty
Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org.uk
The National Guantanamo Coalition http://www.guantanamo.org.uk
Tackle the Shackles, Close Guantanamo http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/01/359937.html
Sheffield G8 Events: Guantanamo Bay orange jump suits http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/06/314498.html
Amnesty protest over Guantanamo Bay in Nottingham :: report with audio
London's Guantanamo Demos : Contains Radio piece for Resonance show - Monday 12th March, 10.30-11.30pm [thanks ftp]
previous Nottingham University Peace Matters:
Protests as arms dealers attend Careers Fair
Lt.General Arif Hassan, of the Pakistan Army, Nottingham University
Prime Minister visits Nottingham University
'Overcoming Media Bias' Nottingham Student Peace Peace Conference
Student Peace Conference :: University of Nottingham
Die-In at Nottingham University to protest at un-ethical investments
Sounds on the Downs,Nottingham University
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
Tash [alan lodge]