Shut Down Guantanamo! Day of Action, Jan. 11, 2008

January 7th, 2008

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has endorsed a day of action, organized by Witness against Torture, on Friday, January 11 to Shut Down Guantanamo!

January 11 marks the 6th anniversary of the first prisoners brought to Guantanamo.

In Guantanamo, prisoners of the U.S. “war on terror” are illegally transferred to a foreign country (Fourth Geneva Convention, Articles 49 and 76), are held without charge and without the right of habeas corpus, and are subjected to treatments and interrogation methods which clearly violate the UN Convention Against Torture's ban on cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

Similarly, Palestinian prisoners of Israel’s “war on terror” are also illegally transferred out of OccupiedPalestinianTerritories, are held indefinitely without charge under “administrative detention,” and are also subjected to torture.

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation calls on its member groups and its individual supporters to take part in the Shut Down Guantanamo! day of action and protest U.S. and Israeli human rights abuses against prisoners.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1. Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation in Washington, DC on Friday, January 11 for a demonstration on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court.For logistical details, click here.

2. Join local events taking place in more than 30 cities around the world on January 11.For logistical details, click here.

3. Educate people about the similarities between U.S. and Israeli human rights abuses in the “war on terror” by downloading and distributing the US Campaign’s fact sheet “Torture in the ‘War against Terrorism’”.To download the fact sheet, click here.

4. Wear orange on January 11 to show your support for shutting down Guantanamo.For more action ideas and resources, click here.

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