No Separate Justice Panel and Launch

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Date: January 7, 2014

Location:

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

Join CCR, partners and allies on January 7 for an important panel to launch a new public initiative titled, “No Separate Justice: A Post-9/11 Domestic Human Rights Campaign.” This new public education campaign aims to shed light on and end a pattern of human rights and civil liberties abuses in “War on Terror” cases in the criminal justice system. A focal point of the new campaign will be monthly Monday-night vigils held outside the MCC, a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried.

The panel will include discussion of the case of Syed Fahad Hashmi, who is currently serving a 15-year sentence at the federal “supermax” prison in Colorado on material support charges, after three years of pre-trial solitary confinement and Special Administrative Measures at the MCC in New York. It will highlight efforts by the Center for Constitutional Rights and allies to challenge Fahad’s inhumane conditions of confinement, and show how Fahad’s treatment is part of a pattern of rights violations in other “War on Terror” cases, based on extensive research into terrorism prosecutions. Family members of federal terrorism prisoners will also participate on the panel.

This January 7 campaign-launch event dovetails with a year-long series, “America After 9/11” – a collaboration between The Nation and Educators for Civil Liberties – which features monthly articles examining facets of the domestic “War on Terror.”

What: No Separate Justice: A Post-9/11 Domestic Human Rights Campaign Panel and Launch of monthly vigils
Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
When: Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m.
RSVP: email noseparatejustice@gmail.com and invite friends!

Panelists

  • Moderated by Liliana Segura, former editor at The Nation and member of the new Glenn Greenwald-Jeremy Scahill media venture
  • Pardiss Kebriaei, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Faisal Hashmi, brother of Syed Fahad Hashmi who is currently in solitary confinement at the federal “supermax” prison in Colorado
  • Tarek Ismail, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
  • Additional family members of federal terrorism prisoners TBD.

Co-Sponsored by Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, CUNY School of Law's Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project and Educators for Civil Liberties

Monthly Monday Campaign Vigils will begin on Monday, February 3 at 6 p.m. and continue on the first Monday of each month same time and location. Meet in front of Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), 150 Park Row (at the corner of Pearl Street).