Thursday, June 10, 2010

26 June:Demonstration in Solidarity with Victims of Extraordinary Rendition

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,
the London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to
Date: Saturday 26 June 2010
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/Marble Arch)
Speakers include: Yvonne Ridley, Journalist
Ilyas Townsend, Justice for Aafia Coalition
Joy Hurcombe, Brighton Against Guantanamo
John Clossick, Stop The War Coalition
Speakers from the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and others (TBC)
Torture. Kidnap. Waterboarding. “Disappearances”. Sensory deprivation. Simulated live burial. "Ghost" prisoners …all in a day’s work for the CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme. An international “spider’s web” of illegal torture facilities has sprung up over the past decade with the collusion of the international community. Estimates of the number of victims range from 40,000 to over 200,000. President Obama has not promised to put an end to the practice of extraordinary rendition. Prisons such as Bagram continue to grow in size and stories of torture and abuse, including those involving the British security services, continue to emerge. This illegal practice and international complicity in it must end. No to torture and enforced “disappearance”. Yes to justice and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
Organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign
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