Monday, April 15, 2013
Emergency demonstration in Solidarity with Guantánamo Hunger Strikers, 18 April
The London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to an emergency demonstration
outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE
(nearest underground: Bond Street/Marble Arch)
on Thursday 18 April
open mic and banners - feel free to bring your own
in support of the Guantánamo Hunger Strikers
now in their third month of protest at
11 years of torture, abuse and arbitrary detention
The current hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay, now in its 11th week, turned nasty at the weekend, when new orders were issued to separate prisoners, resulting in an invasion of their cells and plastic bullets being fired at prisoners allegedly putting up resistance, in spite of being weakened after 11 weeks without food. Their lawyers report that some have lost over 30lb in weight in that time and the US Defense Department states that at least 13 are being force fed. Nearly all the prisoners are on hunger strike. Most have been held without charge or trial for over 11 years with little prospect of release.
The prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are protesting with the only means available to them - their bodies. Please join us. Either by US military force or organ failure through lack of food, this hunger strike is likely to become fatal soon. Take action. The US must respond to the hunger strikers' demands for better treatment and a resolution to their situation with positive action, not violence, and the Obama administration must take action to close Guantánamo Bay.
For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Media on the latest escalation: