With less than six months now to make good on his promise to close Guantánamo Bay, the fate of the remaining 220+ prisoners at Guantánamo is as uncertain as ever. President Obama must close Guantánamo Bay and ensure that prisoners are released to safety after their very long and illegal ordeals. No more indefinite detention without trial or charge...freedom and justice for all!
The London Guantánamo Campaign has been holding regular demonstrations (weekly since February 2007 and monthly - first Friday of the month - since August 2008) outside the US Embassy in Mayfair come rain or shine calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay and other illegal US-run jails under the "war on terror" and extraordinary rendition programme.
Although President Obama promised to close down Guantánamo Bay within the first year of his presidency, over 220+ prisoners who have NEVER been convicted or few of whom have ever been charges continue to languish. Indefinite detention for unspecified crimes is still on the cards...the US is wholly unapologetic for its policies of torture and abuse of the rule of law and any recognised concept of legal due process.
Join us as we call for the closure of this illegal jail and others like it.
FRIDAY 3 JULY: 6-7PM
OUTSIDE THE US EMBASSY, GROSVENOR SQUARE, LONDON, W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/Marble Arch)
Organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign