Movement to Close Guantanamo Detention Prison, c/o Reprieve

Lord Hylton

The following is quoted from a statement  (12.01.2018)by Clive Stafford Smith, Founder of Reprieve:

“I believe that our movement will inevitably be on the right side of history.  As with the death penalty, we will look back on the time of Guantanamo with disgust and shame.  But many of us will be proud that we played a part, however small, in ending this injustice.

16 years is more than long enough for the US authorities to get this right – but we know they’ve got it wrong, most of the time.

Instead of the ‘worst of the worst’ we’ve seen children tortured and locked up.  We’ve seen people held for years without ever even being charged, let alone seeing the inside of a courtroom.  We’ve seen more prisoners die in this place than convicted of any crime.  We’ve seen the erosion of the most basic rights.

We cannot wait until the end of the Trump presidency to close Guantanamo, so in the coming months our movement will be leading the charge and taking our fight to Congress, the Court, and President Trump.

On 12 January we launched a joint legal action with the Center for Constitutional Rights to demand that Guantanamo detainees are finally given the basic rights they deserve.  For our movement to succeed we need dedicated supporters we can all on to take action, get the word out, and help us force Guantanamo back to the top of the agenda.

We have been fighting for the rights of the prisoners held in Guantanamo since the day it opened.  We have achieved a lot over the last 16 years but we won’t stop our fight until Guantanamo is closed for good.”

 

 

3 comments for “Movement to Close Guantanamo Detention Prison, c/o Reprieve

  1. 17/01/2018 at 9:19 am

    That is “all well and good”, Lord Hylon {et al} –

    but “we” including “you” are still failing to advance-our-foundations-with-the-times ;
    and failing to establish all-round foundational & sustainworthy body-mind-spirit fitnesses [and fitnessings] for Purpose.
    ——-
    said it all before –
    see three not-for-profit, power nor prestige e-sites, being paid for out of your taxes –
    http:www.lifefresh.co.uk ;
    http://www.one-human-living.com ;
    and “our further’failing’ blog-site http://lifefresh.net
    for lists of ‘new’ facts, factors, and both individual aand collective human-development and holistic-health-building advances –
    actually being denied by our Governments and avoided by our Workplace-Training universities and by our primary and secondary schooling sector: the whole including Unired Nations’) ‘Education’ “biome” is “sick with shortages” –

    you’ll find the same sickly-strong lopsidedness super-strong- but muscle-bound up-front hastiness at every gymnasium and “Life Centre” too ——-
    ========
    Thank you – no time for more just now ;though —–

    • 24/01/2018 at 3:20 pm

      Humankind Predicament Deeper Hidden Factors and insights published:-
      see please;

      Prof Paul Verhaeghe
      “Says Who ? – the struggle for Authority in a Market-Based Society” ;
      “What about Me – the struggle for Identity in a Market-Based Society ” ;
      and the half-hour Interview with him on RTNews “Renegade” (currently) from ~ Mon 220118.

      Prof Hickel “The Divide” ;’

      Naomi Klein “NO is not enough-defeating the new shock politics”

      ———————-
      And of course the many excellent and published advances in Human Knowledge and Practical Know-How that are still being ignored and thereby insidiously ‘destroyed’

      [see Lists in http://www.one-human-living.com
      [not-for-profit, power nor prestige]].

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