You are invited to the London Guantánamo Campaign's picnic for peace in collaboration with People in Common (www.peopleincommon.org) from 3-6pm.
Bring a dish to share (if you can) and bring your family and friends (children most welcome – it is half-term) - this is as an alternative to our weekly demo outside the US Embassy (there is no vigil tomorrow).
SATURDAY 31 MAY: 3-5PM: PUBLIC MEETING: BINYAM MOHAMED: THE LAST LONDONER IN GUANTANAMO: QUEEN'S PARK, W10
PUBLIC MEETING AND showing of the FILM “OUTLAWED”
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
email@example.com / www.guantanamo.org.uk
for more details, please call Christine on 07737 783 159
Friday 6 June: 6-7pm: McDonalds, 291b Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DT (nearest tube: Bond Street) – near Oxford Street: McTorture and McJobs are both available at Guantánamo Bay: detainees have been offered “Big Mac meals” in return for confessions. Join us outside this outlet of a co-operator in torture.
Friday 13 June, 6-7pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ (nearest tube: Bond Street): Shut Down Guantánamo! vigil.
Saturday 21 May, 11-3pm: Ladbroke Grove tube station, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ (nearest June: Ladbroke Grove): a monthly stall to raise awareness about the plight of Binyam Mohamed, the last Londoner in Guantánamo, in his local area. For more details, please contact Sheraz: 07717 204 297/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 27 June, 6-7pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ (nearest tube: Bond Street): Shut Down Guantánamo! vigil.
London Guantánamo Campaign
Part of the National Guantánamo Coalition
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