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

London Guantánamo Campaign | 15.06.2011 14:46 | Guantánamo | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War | South Coast | World

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.

You are invited to:

Trafalgar Square, LondonSunday 26 June 2011, 2-4pm

“This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who
have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the
world to speak up against the unspeakable.”
- Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General
Speakers include:

Andy Worthington, journalist
Maya Evans, Justice Not VengeanceIlyas Townsend, Justice for Aafia Coalition
Maria Gallastegui, Peace Strike
Naomi Colvin, UK Friends of Bradley Manning
and speakers from Amnesty International, Stop The War, International Committee Against Disappearances and the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign
plus others to be announced

Since 1998, June 26th has marked International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
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.

Organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign
and Kingston Peace Council/CND

For more details:

London Guantánamo Campaign
- e-mail: london.gtmo [at] gmail . com
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