Thursday 25th of April 2024

International Guantanamo Closure Protests Friday

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In Washington on Friday protesters will be marching to the Supreme Court to call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay.  Capital cities across the world will be hosting similar events as orange clad protesters show their disapproval.  The day is the sixth anniversary of the arrival of the first of theUS' War On Terror prisoners at Guantanamo.

In Australia it's a bit more personal.  We've been imprisoning the only convict of this combination of concentration camp and kangaroo court.

In Hicks home town of Adelaide the gathering will occur at 3pm on the steps of Parliament House.  I'll see you there.

good one Richard ....

Good one Richard ....

And for those in Sydney or who are inclined to wield their pens, please note:




Vigil 5.30-6.30pm, Sydney Town Hall

11 January 2008 marks six years since the first detainees were transferred to the US naval base and prison camp of Guantánamo Bay. Six years of illegal imprisonment and torture.

Hunger strikes, suicides and the account of many former Guantánamo prisoners have brought to the world’s attention the sadistic abuses prisoners are put through. Such practices can only be compared to Nazi Germany and medieval Inquisition practices.

Former prisoners, including Australian Mamdouh Habib & David Hicks; British nationals, Moazzan Begg, Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal, among many, further describe how prisoners have been beaten to the point of disability, injected with psychotropic drugs, while their environment was totally manipulated - subjected  to extreme temperatures, loud heavy metal music while chained to the ground, flushlights; abusive interrogations and other.

Since the beginning of the US bogus ‘war on terror,’ human rights activists have denounced US criminal activities. Human rights campaigners are now joined by a number of governments and legal organisations in condemning torture and demanding and end to the ‘war of terror’ and the shut down of the US naval base and prison camp of Guantánamo.

Join the voices of protest and demand:

- A full independent inquiry into the deaths at Guantánamo

- Release & Repatriation of all Guantánamo hostages

- Closure of Guantánamo

Write to:  Robert McCallum, US Ambassador,

Moonah Place, Yarralumla  ACT 2600; and to Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister.

For more information contact:

Raul Bassi on 0403 037 376 or

Marlene Obeid  on 0401 758 871