Prisoner Solidarity Protest
Organised by the LGC
on Monday 4 July, 6-8pm, outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/ Marble Arch)
As the USA prepares to celebrate 235 years of independence from Britain, Britain's independence of the USA is more questionable. Over the past decade and in spite of a "special relationship", Britain has failed to secure the return of all British residents from Guantánamo Bay, with Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Belbacha continuing to be held there illegally. A one-sided Extradition Act (2003) allows British nationals to be sent to stand trial in the US on flimsy bases. The British government has largely ignored the plight of British-American prisoner and alleged Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. Various campaigns have been set up in the UK in support of political prisoners either held by or sought by the US.
On 4 July this year, we invite you to join us outside the US Embassy in London in solidarity with these political prisoners, many of whom are held on tenuous legal grounds at best.
This is an open mic event - everyone is invited to contribute. If you represent a campaign group or wish to raise a particular case, please can you get in touch with the LGC first.
For more details, please contact the LGC by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by the Justice for Aafia Coalition, Free Talha Ahsan Campaign, Save Shaker Aamer Campaign and UK Friends of Bradley Manning