Rally to Close Guantanamo and Stop Torture @ Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C., Washington [11 January]

Rally to Close Guantanamo and Stop Torture


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11
January
11:30 - 13:00

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Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
More than a decade after they were first captured, forty-one men are still held at Guantanamo; they bear the physical and psychological scars of torture and abuse. Five of the people held there have been approved by the U.S. government for transfer out of Guantanamo, and the vast majority of the rest of the population has never been charged with or convicted of a crime. Yet they remain indefinitely detained with no end in sight.

Together we will stand united against the system of institutionalized Islamophobia that made it possible for the prison to be in operation for this long and to accept well over a decade of detention without trial. Help us call for a just resolution for all those detained at Guantanamo and for the immediate transfer of the five detainees who have already been cleared to leave. How much longer will our government hold people without trial in a prison on Cuban soil?

Please join human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantánamo attorneys, 9-11 family members, ex-military officials, and members of diverse faith communities in Washington, D.C. on January 11, 2018, the 16th anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, as they rally to close the prison, end indefinite detention, dismantle Islamophobia, and call for the immediate transfer of the cleared detainees. We will rally at the north side of the White House at 11:30 AM.

Join us and demand that Guantanamo be closed once and for all!
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