Sunday, June 11, 2017
26 June: VIGIL: IS THE WORLDWIDE FIGHT AGAINST TORTURE BEING LOST?
The London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to
IS THE WORLDWIDE FIGHT AGAINST TORTURE BEING LOST?
A VIGIL TO MARK UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE
With speakers and open mic
On Monday 26 June 2017, at 6.30-8pm
Outside the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
In the 30 years since the UN Convention Against Torture became international law, on 26 June 1987, the use of torture has proliferated worldwide and has even been outsourced and offshored. A tool of colonial power, torture continues to be used by repressive governments across the globe.
US President Trump has said many times that he will bring torture back; the UK is considering the reintroduction of internment and the relaxation of human rights laws in the name of fighting terrorism; torture rehabilitation centres worldwide are closing due to a lack of funding in a climate of austerity; torture victims are held in inhumane conditions in immigration detention centres and the torture of prisoners continues relentlessly and with impunity across the world, in all continents, in spite of the absolute prohibition on the use of torture.
The LGC invites you to join us to stand in solidarity with victims worldwide on this day.
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