Sunday, 8 January 2012

10 Years of Guantánamo Bay, Time To Close

Guest post from the London Guantánamo Campaign.

Actions will be held all over the world over the coming week to mark the tenth anniversary of the illegal prison camp at Guantánamo on Wednesday 11 January 2012 and to renew calls to the US government to release the prisoners to safety and shut it down – be a part of history!

Shut Guantánamo – End 10 Years of Shame: public rally called by the London Guantánamo Campaign, Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

We need YOUR help with this action:
Wednesday 11 January: The London Guantánamo Campaign will deliver a petition to the US Embassy in London demanding the release of Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Belbacha to the UK and the closure of Guantánamo Bay. Please add your name to the petition:

Many thanks if you have already signed.

Other actions to mark the anniversary:

Amnesty International petition to President Obama: add your name to Amnesty International’s international petition to President Obama:

“Ten years on and 171 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay. Most have never been charged with a crime and don't know when they will face trial, if at all. Those who have been charged face unfair trial by military commission. Even those found not guilty can be returned to indefinite detention. This is in violation of international human rights law and must end now.”

10-12 January: actions by Cageprisoners and Reprieve

Tuesday 10 January: Press conference, 10 years of Guantánamo; launch of Cageprisoners’ ‘LaaTansa: Never Forget’ online project, 10.30am, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ

Wednesday 11 January: Guantanamo Remembered event

10 years event, including: panel discussion; photo exhibition; screening of short film about remaining detainees, 6-8.30pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

Thursday 12 January: Film screening: ‘Death in Camp Delta’

6.30pm, Curzon Cinema (Soho), 99 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY

The last two events need to be booked in advance

For more details: Cageprisoners on 0203 167 4416 or email:

The LGC is not responsible for actions organised by other organisations – please contact them directly

London Guantánamo Campaign

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