Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 pm – Vigil for the Guantanamo Detainees – on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war this week, we will gather at The White House to pray, remember and speak for our Muslim brothers in Guantanamo, many of whom have been cleared for release but have still not been released due to restrictions our government has subsequently placed on where they can be released and under what conditions. A number of them, having little hope left, are currently undertaking a hunger strike at Guantanamo. (see news articles below)
We will meet in front of the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Please join us if you can.
Statement from the Center for Constitutional Rights: http://ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/hunger-strike-guantanamo-creates-health-concerns
Guantanamo Hunger Strike “Potentially Life-Threatening,” Attorneys Allege in Letter to Prison Officials
Gitmo Hunger Strike: ‘Prisoners put their lives on the line in a medieval torture chamber’
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