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Amnesty protest over Guantanamo Bay in Nottingham :: report with audio

Tash, Wietse and Sam | 10.03.2007 20:36 | Guantánamo | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War

The University of Nottingham's Amnesty International Society's held a protest against the continuing human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. It is now over five years since the first detainees were transferred to the detention camp and despite widespread international condemnation, hundreds of people from more than 30 nationalities remain there: without charge and with little hope of obtaining a fair trial.

Here is some audio that was taken during the demo.

Sam asks about Guantanamo_2007_03_10 - mp3 5.1M

Wietse asks about Guantanamo_2007_03_10 - mp3 9.2M

Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, joined in the protest about half way through. Very much in support of those there, he wished all well. Further, he was kind enough to do a short interview for Indymedia. Also we spoke with some folk of the Amnesty society at Nottingham Uni about the ongoing campaign and why they think events like these do make a difference.

Tash, Wietse and Sam