Monday, December 03, 2007

Guantanamo Bay: 6th Anniversary

On January 11th, 2008, The illegal Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre will "celebrate" it's 6th anniversary. Amnesty International is holding vigils and protests worldwide to shut down Gitmo, which Tony Blair referred to as an anomaly whilst Prime Minister and Gordon Brown now ignores.

Many of the detainees (kidnapped and held hostage under the rendition programme) have been released, having been tortured and abused, held without legal representation for years, but the kidnapping and torture continues a pace. Bush and his Neo-Cons know Guantanamo Bay has to close, being nominally on US soil. Instead they have expanded the legal black hole of Bagram in Afghanistan, which is now twice the size of Guantanamo.

More links on Gitmo, torture and rendition can be found here.

As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region.

Links to released Guantanamo detainees reading their poetry written whilst in Guantanamo Bay can be found here

Please feel free to add relevant links to articles on Gitmo in the comments.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

In America on January 11, ACLU are calling on everyone opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is Guant√°namo Bay. Planned protests are listed here

12:23 pm  
Blogger legofesto said...

Help Amnesty International close Guantanamo Bay by visiting and signing the pledge

1:57 pm  
Blogger Sim-O said...

What I like is the way the guards are smiling. Like they are enjoying their job.

2:00 pm  

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