Abu Ghraib guard says prisoners were treated even
worse than was reported, The Capital Times,
October 1, 2008
Day in Court- 35 Americans go to trial, stand
in solidarity with detainees. More...
Latest News: 6 years of Guantanamo, 6 years too
Press Release here
Demands Congress to Restore Habeas Corpus and
Repeal the Military Commissions Act!
should not be tortured, abused or held indefinitely
without charge, whether perceived guilty or innocent
-- it's a violation of the United States Constitution
and international law. In 2002, the Center for
Constitutional Rights initiated litigation challenging
the U.S. government's detention practices. In
June 28, 2004, CCR was victorious in Rasul v.
Bush, when the Supreme Court ruled that the detainees
at Guantánamo have access to U.S. Courts to challenge
their detention.Yet, the Administration has not
We demand that the Bush Administration IMMEDIATELY:
Make public all documentation of torture &
• Launch an independent investigation & hold
those responsible accountable.
• Give all detainees a hearing in U.S. courts.
• Stop the practice of rendition: moving detainees
abroad for torture.
January 11, 2008:
& Washington DC
Demands the US to Close Guantanamo &
Stop the Torture!
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On January 11, 2008, which began the seventh
year of the incarceration of prisoners at the
US Naval Base, Guantanamo, Cuba, CODEPINK
joined Miami for Peace, Amnesty International,
Veterans for Peace and other peace and social
justice groups in the south Florida area in a
two hour demonstration to close the Guantanamo
prison and to end torture of prisoners there.
Sixty persons demonstrated for two hours during
the morning rush hour at one of the busiest intersections
in Doral area of Miami, just blocks from the US
The Southern Command implements the prison policies
for the Bush administration for prisoners from
Afghanistan and Pakistan and other areas designated
as a part of the “war on Terror.” Over 770 persons,
95 percent of whom were purchased, not captured
by the US have been imprisoned in Guantanamo.
After six years, 300 prisoners remain in Guantanamo
and the Bush administration says that only 50-90
prisoners will be tried. Only one person in Guantanamo
has pled guilty in a plea bargain with charges
substantially reduced from the original.
After the two hour demonstration, the group marched
to the gates of the US Southern command and stood
in a vigil for thirty minutes. CODEPINKers
Medea, Linda, Desiree Fooruz, Liz, Tighe, Nancy,
Hillary, Holley and Nancy. Retired US Army Colonel
Ann Wright, who had served at the US Southern
command during her time in the military, called
for military personnel assigned to the command
to refuse to participate in illegal, criminal
actions, such as torture and inhumane treatment
of prisoners. This was the first time the police
have given a permit to march to the gates of the