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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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The Only Way Out of Guantánamo Is In a Coffin

15.06.2011 19:19

The Only Way Out of Guantánamo Is In a Coffin
by Andy Worthington

Despite sweeping into office promising to close Guantánamo, President Obama now oversees a prison that may well stay open forever, from which the only exit route is in a coffin.

The last living prisoner to be released from Guantánamo was Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed, an Algerian who was repatriated against his will in January. Since then, an Afghan prisoner, Awal Gul, died in February after taking exercise, and on Wednesday the US military announced that another Afghan prisoner, Inayatullah, who was 37 years old, “died of an apparent suicide,” early on the morning of May 18.


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