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With signs written in English, the prisoners held in Guantanamo’s Camp 6 have begun a peaceful protest against their indefinite detention.
In a peaceful demonstration that began after the ninth anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prisoners held signs that read:
“Close this camp of discrimination and racism.”
“We are human beings, exactly like you. We have wives, children, fathers and mothers. Let us go to them.”
“You cannot detain us because of what other people are doing outside. Release us.”
“Give us our rights inside the camp. If you don’t want ...
In case you didn’t already know, Vivienne Westwood has designed a one of a kind necklace for Reprieve, being sold on her website.
Apart from being a great item to wear around your neck any time of the year, it’s also the most perfect Valentine gift! The necklace costs £105 and all the profits from the sales of the necklace come directly here to Reprieve. So if you feel like donating some money to Reprieve (and perhaps making someone special very happy), why not do so by buying this very stylish piece of jewellery? It’s been written ...
Be part of a grassroots movement to abolish capital punishment in
Illinois, today, by contacting Governor Quinn and urging him to sign the
bill repealing that most inhumane and unjust of punishments, the death
After many years, many debates and too many lives destroyed, the Illinois House and Senate legislature voted earlier this month to abolish the death penalty. All it needs now is for Illinois State Governor Pat Quinn to sign the bill into law.
Equal Justice USA is making it easy for you to have your voice heard. All you have to do is call the Governor ...
While most of us are trying to forget the excesses of the 'War on Terror', it seems some people are keen to remember them.
On Monday the Guardian published a note written by the then US ambassador to Turkey, Ross Wilson, in June 2006. In it he describes Turkey as a vital ally in the “global war on terror”, and goes on to state: "The Turkish military had allowed us to use Incirlik as a refuelling stop for Operation Fundamental Justice detainee movement operations since 2002, but revoked this permission in February of this year.” Six days later a spokesperson ...
Adel Hakeemy has been held in Guantánamo Bay since 2002 - a letter from the outside world would let him know that he has not been forgotten.
Adel was born in Tunisia in 1969, but the country’s high rates of unemployment spurred him to migrate to Italy at the age of 16. For the next eight years he lived there legally, working as a chef in several well-respected restaurants. He speaks fondly of the Italian people and of his time in Italy, and would welcome the chance to resume his life there.
In the late nineties, Adel decided to travel ...
Saifullah Paracha is 63 years old and has been held in Guantánamo Bay since 2004. Since arriving in US custody, Saifullah’s health has been devastated.
He has suffered three heart attacks – two while imprisoned at Bagram in Afghanistan and one during his time in Guantánamo – and still experiences debilitating chest pains. He is also diabetic. However, the military has refused to give him the treatment he so desperately needs. He cannot have open heart surgery because authorities at Guantánamo insist that he be chained to the bed throughout the procedure, which would be medically unsafe.
He has requested transfer ...
The former Foreign Secretary's position on torture has become much more straightforward since he left office.
Last night a distinguished panel took to the stage in London's School of Oriental and African Studies to debate, among themselves and with the audience, important topical issues. Towards the end of the evening the members of the panel queued up to demolish George W. Bush's claim that torture had made us safer. "My intuition is certainly not,” said Harvard law professor David Kennedy. "I think it just breeds greater discontent and resentment and we're asking for trouble," said SOAS ...
Younous has spent almost nine years imprisoned in Guantánamo - a letter from the outside world would let him know that he has not been forgotten.
Younous Chekkouri was born in 1968 in Safi, a seaside town in Morocco. He was one of twelve children, and the family was extremely poor. Younous’ boyhood dream was to study one day at a European university, and to return to Morocco to build a better life for his brothers and sisters. Cost, however, put the grandes écoles out of Younous’ reach. As a young man he studied at various universities in the Middle East ...
Today is the ninth anniversary of Guantánamo Bay, but although many prisoners have been cleared for release for years they are still denied freedom.
While the 173 men still imprisoned on the island are no longer kept in open-air cages as they were when it first opened, they have spent almost a decade of their lives there. In an effort to bolster hope and let them know they have not been forgotten, Reprieve and other Guantánamo lawyers are asking the public to write a letter, a small note or even just a few words of encouragement. Please take ...
Today is the ninth anniversary of Guantánamo and 173 men - many of whom have been cleared for release by the US authorities for years - are still imprisoned.
We are asking you to send one or more of them a letter to let them know that the world has not forgotten about them.
Please address all letters to:
U.S. Naval Station
Washington, D.C. 20355
United States of America
Include a return address on the envelope.
A sample of men to whom you can write:
Abdul Razak (ISN 219). Abdul is ...