Thursday, January 25, 2007

At the corner of Broadway and Kennedy, behind the Law Courts, Jan 27, 1:00 p. m.

protest Guantánamo.

In January 2002, the U.S. authorities transferred the first “War on Terror” detainees to the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Despite international condemnation, more then 400 people of some 30 nationalities continue to be held there without being fairly charged or tried. Not one has been convicted of a criminal offence by the U.S. Amnesty International has also received credible reports of the torture and ill-treatment of detainees. And the indefinite nature of their detentions subjects them and their families to terrible uncertainty and suffering. Guantánamo is part of a global system that operates outside international humanitarian law, treats human rights with contempt, and tells other governments that it is acceptable to abuse human rights. The US government needs to hear the global plea to give fair trials or freedom to the detainees – and to close the Guantánamo detention centre. Join us in speaking up for human rights, please come out and participate in the rally being held this Saturday in Winnipeg at the corner of Broadway and Kennedy, behind the Law Courts, Jan 27, 1:00 p. m.

Canada needs to speak up on Guantánamo. Many world leaders have said the U.S. detention centre at Guantánamo Bay is ineffective, wrong and must be closed. Canada purports to be a leader in defending human rights, but so far the Canadian government has been silent on Guantánamo. Let’s end this silence. Urge Prime Minister Harper to demand fair trials or freedom for Guantánamo detainees.

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