100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike: International Days of Action
This call to action was initiated by the London Guantanamo Campaign which writes:
Almost all of the remaining 166 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay have been on hunger strike since around 6 February. Held for over 11 years, more than half of the prisoners have been cleared for release and only 6 face charges. Of those 6, in the case of at least two prisoners, the evidence has clearly been obtained through torture, including waterboarding. They face no prospect of a fair trial. Ignored by the mainstream media, failed by the Red Cross who left Guantánamo Bay one day before the military used plastic bullets and force against starving, weakened men, and the governments of the states they are from, we call on all citizens of the world to take a stand for justice and join us, as the hunger strike enters its 100th day on 17 May, in a global weekend of action.
In the words of the last prisoner to die at Guantánamo Bay, Adnan Latif:
They are artists of torture,
They are artists of pain and fatigue,
They are artists of insults and humiliation.
Where is the world to save us from torture?
Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?
Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?
We invite you wherever you are to join in a global day of fasting and protest action wherever you are. What does this involve? Read more from the London Guantanamo Campaign.
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