Friday, June 26, 2015
THE TORTURE TRAP: 26 June vigil for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to join us at
a solidarity vigil in support of victims of torture on
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
At 5.30-7pm, on Friday 26 June 2015
outside the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Torture is a life sentence without a judge or a jury. It is not used to obtain a reliable confession but to break the tortured individual and serve as an example to others. The physical and mental trauma of torture continues to haunt the lives of victims, and often their families and communities, long after the physical pain has ended. Where torture is used in a systematic and widespread manner, whole societies can be traumatised.
Torture survivors have a right to rehabilitation, yet for many, there is often little official recognition of what they have suffered.
The London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to join us and stand in recognition of the suffering and rights of victims and survivors of torture: a humane gesture alien to many in positions of power able to put an end to the use of torture.
ALL ARE WELCOME
For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07809 757 176
The London Guantánamo has been campaigning since 2006 for the return of all British residents from the Guantánamo Bay prison camp, the release of all prisoners, the closure of this prison and other similar prisons and an end to the practice of extraordinary rendition. Human rights for all.