BINYAM MOHAMED: THE LAST LONDONER IN GUANTÁNAMO BAY
PUBLIC MEETING AND showing of the FILM “OUTLAWED”
On SATURDAY 31 MAY
Sarah Teather MP
Zachary Katznelson (from Reprieve, Binyam’s legal counsel)
Camilla Jelbart (Amnesty International)
Bruce Kent (prisoner rights activist)
Bisher El-Rawi (former detainee)
At: THE BEETHOVEN CENTRE, THIRD AVENUE, LONDON, W10 4JL (nearest tube: Queen’s Park/bus: 6, 187, 316, 18, 36)
Binyam Mohamed is a 29 year old Ethiopian national who lived in west London for over 7 years. He was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002 while travelling through the region, and handed over to the CIA who illegally “rendered” him to Morocco. After 18 months of interrogation under torture, he was “rendered” again, to an underground prison in Kabul, before finally being taken to Guantánamo Bay in September 2004, where he has been held without trial ever since.
In November 2005, on the basis of evidence extracted under torture in Morocco, he was charged with conspiring to plot attacks against the USA. In the autumn of 2007, the British Government requested Binyam’s return to Britain. The US refused his release, stating that they plan to try him by military commission.
As a result of almost six years of torture and abuse, Binyam is in an extremely poor mental and physical state; a medial report has concluded that he is suffering from severe depression and post traumatic stress disorder.
Organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.guantanamo.org.uk
for more details, please call Christine on 07737 783 159