Shut Down Guantánamo! demo
October 07, 2011 18:00
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Shut Down Guantanamo! demonstration - Afghan War Anniversary Special
6-7pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street / Marble Arch)
(Please note change to usual time)
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Friday 7 October: 6-7pm: Shut Down Guantanamo! demonstration - Afghan War Anniversary Special
US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street)
Friday 7th October marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on 7th October 2001. Ten years on, thousands of civilians have died and many more face the threat of death through strikes by US unmanned drone attacks. The end of the war seems no closer.
Before there was Guantánamo, there were black sites and torture prisons in Afghanistan where such practices continue to be carried out today. Nearly all the prisoners held at Guantánamo had been "processed" and held at the prisons at the Bagram Air Base, Kandahar and the Dark Prison in Kabul before being taken to Guantánamo Bay. Former British prisoner Moazzam Begg described Bagram as being worse than Guantánamo. Hundreds of prisoners have been held at Bagram which has grown in size and prisoner numbers since Barack Obama became president in 2009. The Oscar-winning documentary film Taxi to the Dark Side charts the torture and demise of a prisoner gratuitously beaten to death by American soldiers in 2002. Countless individuals have also been flown to Afghanistan and tortured and abused in prisons as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.
To mark this sombre tenth anniversary and to show solidarity with the prisoners, their families and victims of torture, we invite you to join at our monthly demonstration outside the US Embassy on Friday 7th October at 6-7pm.
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Join us as we continue to demand justice for former British residents Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha and others who continue to be held indefinitely without charge or trial at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram and elsewhere.
Contact email: london.gtmo [at] gmail.com