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09-12-2012 22:44

London Vigil to Mark Human Rights Day

from an LGC vigil in February 2012 outside the US Embassy Tomorrow marks the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: are rights still important? The London Guantánamo Campaign invites everyone to join us for a vigil to mark this date and in a reading of the articles of the UDHR

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06-10-2011 12:40

10 Years of Afghan War: Guantánamo-related events to mark anniversary (London)

Friday 7th October marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on 7th October 2001. Before there was Guantánamo, there were black sites and torture prisons in Afghanistan where such practices continue to be carried out today. Nearly all the prisoners held at Guantánamo had been "processed" and held at the prisons at the Bagram Air Base, Kandahar and the Dark Prison in Kabul before being taken to Guantánamo Bay.

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10-09-2011 15:53

Boycott Dirty Harry in Brighton North Laines

Tell the proprietors of Dirty Harry to stop selling "Joke" Guantanamo Bay orange boiler suits.

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01-07-2011 11:51

Prisoner Solidarity Protest - US Embassy, 4 July, 6-8pm

Demonstration in support of all political prisoners with a UK-US link on American Independence Day - from British residents in Guantánamo Bay, individuals being extradited to the US under a one-sided extradition treaty, Welsh-American alleged Wikileaks whistleblower, UK campaigns for political prisoners in the US...solidarity with one and all!

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23-06-2011 12:53

Public Rally in Support of Victims of Torture, Trafalgar Square, 26 June, 2-4pm

In spite of laws to protect human rights, torture remains prevalent throughout the world. Men, women, children and entire communities are subject to unspeakable atrocities and the effects that live with them long after the violence ends. We invite you to come and stand up against these atrocities, and join us in solidarity with the victims.

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15-06-2011 14:46

Public Rally in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June, Trafalgar Square, 2-4pm

26 June is UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In spite of laws to protect them, men, women, children and entire communities all around the world have to live with the consequences of torture meted out by state authorities. Torture is illegal. Join us on this day to show solidarity with victims. Also the final day of Refugee Week 2011, it should not be forgotten that many refugees have fled torture.

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10-11-2010 14:16

Day of Action for Shaker Aamer, Brit left to rot in Guantanamo - Sat 11 Dec


British Resident Shaker Aamer has been held without charge or trial for over eight years in Guantanamo in the harshest of conditions. All the other UK Guantanamo detainees have now returned home. They have all suffered years of cruel and inhuman treatment as victims of the US policy of abduction, rendition to torture and indefinite detention in the so-called “war on terror.” Despite President Obama’s executive order to close Guantanamo by January 2010, many detainees, including Shaker, are still being held there without hope of an end to their ordeal. Meanwhile, the CIA prison at Bagram , Afghanistan , is the new Guantanamo . Hundreds of detainees are locked away, tortured and abused in absolute denial of all their human rights. They have been silenced but it is up to us to demand an end to their detention and torture.

On Saturday 11 December 2010 there will be a day of action for Shaker Aamer, and calling for the closure of Guantanamo, Bagram and other secret US prisons and an end to the US practices of "extraordinary rendition" and indefinite detention without charge or trial in the name of the so-called "war on terror". A demo, public meeting and film showing are already planned in Battersea, south London, home to Shaker's British wife and children, the youngest of whom he has never met.

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16-05-2010 11:29

Five new UK screenings of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo”

Between May 21 and June 2, in London, Oxford and Brighton, there will be five screenings of the new documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo," followed by Q&A sessions with former prisoner Omar Deghayes and journalist and co-director Andy Worthington. Come along and find out how to put pressure on the new government to secure the release from Guantanamo of Shaker Aamer..

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12-03-2010 15:55

Omar Degayhes to speak at Univ of Canterbury- 18 March

Former Guantamamo Bay inmate Omar Deghayes is to speak at an event at University of Canterbury 5pm Thurs 18 March.

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07-01-2010 13:56

Demo:8th Anniversary of Guantánamo Bay:11 January:12.30-2pm: US Embassy

Demonstration to mark the 8th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay and call for liberty and justice for prisoners held there

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03-12-2009 08:50

Human Rights Day Event: Torture in Our Times: West London

On 10 December 1984, 25 years ago, the General Assembly of the UN adopted the text of the Convention Against Torture, banning the use of torture (in writing, it was already illegal) and practices related to it, such as assisting in torture and returning people to countries where they face torture. It became law in 1987, however the use of torture and the involvement of most countries and governments in it, including ours, continues to grow...

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02-04-2009 17:20

Shut Down Guantánamo! demonstration: Friday 3 April, 6-7pm

Monthly demonstration outside the US Embassy, London, calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay and all other illegal CIA-run prisons around the world. Freedom and Justice for all.

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13-03-2009 11:19

LGC calls for independent inquiry into UK involvement in extraordinary rendition

Over the past few weeks, evidence has been emerging and pressure has been growing for an independent inquiry into the UK's involvement in extraordinary rendition, both of British nationals/residents and foreign nationals with no ties to the UK, by being complicit in torture, facilitating the "rendition" (kidnap and torture) of individuals in Iraq, Pakistan, Gambia, etc. and allowing "rendition" flights to stop over, fly over or refuel on British territory. Calls have been made by politicians, including Conservative Party leader David Cameron, for an independent inquiry.
Take action - write to your MP and the Foreign Office now and demand a full independent public inquiry!

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18-02-2009 07:58

Report: Emergency Demo: Bring Binyam Back

The London Guantánamo Campaign and Brighton Against Guantánamo held a demonstration on Tuesday (17 February) lunchtime to call on the US president to release British resident Binyam Mohamed who has been held at Guantánamo Bay without trial for over four and a half years. Free Binyam now!

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05-02-2009 15:41

Change? Or Just Charisma

Lest one tallies up its achievements, of the 1330 dead Palestinians: 437 children, 110 women, 123 elderly men, 14 medics and 4 journalists. 5000 injured, of which 1890 are children. An estimated destruction worth $ 1.5 billion, the use of white phosphorous and other illegal weapons, and over 1.5 million horrific stories to listen to. Only the sadistic fascist type would later bathe in self-exuberance by calling this a ``success''. Yet in Israeli politics, launching the all-out war machine and destroying the lives of innocents in the name of `security' to gain or retain votes isn't new.

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04-02-2009 18:10

Take URGENT ACTION: Binyam Mohamed/UK involvement in torture

Bring Binyam Back On 1 February, several newspaper reported that Binyam Mohamed, who has been on hunger strike for over a month, is "close to death". Today, a High Court judgment revealed that the US bullied the UK into not disclosing information it has about Binyam's torture in Morocco or it would not share intelligence information any more (please see Reprieve press release below). Take action now...time is running out...it's now or never for Binyam!

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10-01-2008 00:31

Guantánamo Britons resist Spanish extradition order

Recovering from their ordeal in Guantánamo, returned British residents Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes began their struggle to resist a Spanish extradition request in a London court. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” reports.

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05-09-2007 21:50

Guantánamo: UK refuses to prevent return of Ahmed Belbacha to torture in Algeria

A letter from the British government explains, but does not justify the government’s refusal to prevent the return of Guantánamo detainee and British resident Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria, where he faces the risk of torture.

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29-06-2007 21:32

Guantánamo Bay: The Case of Omar Deghayes

Jackie Chase, Abu Bakr Deghayes and Jillian Creasy On 28th June 2007 Abu Bakr Deghayes who is Omar Deghayes brother and Jackie Chase of the Brighton based Save Omar campaign (  http://www.save-omar.org.uk/ ) spoke at a public meeting in Sheffield: "Voices from Guantánamo - How the War on Terror terrorises the Innocent" (  http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2007/06/373557.html ).

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