World Can’t Wait | June 19, 2017
A day before International Day in Solidarity with Victims of Torture:
JOIN US IN MIAMI TO PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP AND HIS TORTURE PRISON.
Donald Trump has said he wants to revive and expand US use of torture. On Guantanamo, he said he wants to keep the prison open and “load it up with some bad dudes”. Now, more than ever, is the time for us to stand against these crimes against humanity. President Obama broke his promise – 41 men remain imprisoned at Guantanamo. A powerful movement against torture and illegal detention is their best chance for justice.
Fifteen years ago, the United States brought the first detainees to Guantanamo Bay. The detention center has since then become a place of torture and shame. Released detainees claimed that waterboarding, sexual humiliation, and forced drugging were used on prisoners. Six detainees have committed suicide.
Since January 11 2001, 775 men have been sent to Guantanamo Bay without trial and have been jailed without ever having been charged with any crime. As of March 2017, 41 prisoners remain locked up. A horrific torture prison created under George Bush remains up and running under President Trump, despite Barack Obama’s infinite promises to the American people that he would shut it down.
Wikileaks produced documents from the US government stating that at least 150 Afghanis and Pakistanis detained in Guantanamo were never a risk at all, were brought in by mistake or for no clear reason, and then were held without due process for years. These innocent people include a camera man from Al Jazeera and a 70 year old with dementia with “no reason on record” for being held. They have been separated from their families and subjected to cruel treatment for absolutely no reason.
WE SAY NO MORE!
Join us in Miami on this terrible anniversary as we march to the headquarters of Southern Command, the center that operates Guantanamo Bay military base and detention center, and demand that fifteen years of torture and shame come to an end!
Initiated by People’s Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism. Endorsed by World Can’t Wait and War Criminals Watch.
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