15 years, 3 presidents, 9 deaths, 800 prisoners, almost no convictions… and no end in sight!
The US military prison camp at Guantánamo Bay was opened on 11 January 2002.
As it turns 15 in 2017, around 60 prisoners remain. Barack Obama did not close Guantánamo and it is unlikely to be a priority for Donald Trump. Guantánamo is one of the most potent symbols of the so-called war on terror and is infamous for torture and indefinite detention. Many of the prisoners who remain are those who suffered the most sustained and brutal forms of torture at Guantánamo and prior to arriving there, in the CIA’s secret dark prisons all over the world.
15 YEARS OF MAKING A MOCKERY OF JUSTICE!
15 YEARS OF GUANTANAMO IS NO JOKE!
We will mark the 15th anniversary with a peaceful “Sad Clown Protest” on Wednesday 11 January 2017 at 12-2pm in Trafalgar Square (outside the National Gallery). We NEED VOLUNTEERS to offer to clown around against injustice (suits provided, although you are welcome to bring your own and/or orange jumpsuit) and join us for a special action on the day. Please get in touch if you are interested. Non-clowns welcome too!