CCR's First Wednesdays! July Topic: Guantanamo

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Add to My Calendar Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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On July 2, CCR continues our First Wednesday’s summer series at Von, where CCR Legal Worker Aliya Hana Hussain and CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei will discuss their work on behalf of men detained at Guantánamo. So before you head off for a long weekend of fireworks and parades celebrating this country’s independence, why not get together with like-minded friends over drinks for a lively discussion about what liberty in the U.S. looks like today? Cash bar with happy hour specials and a chance to meet new friends!

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of CCR’s Supreme Court victory in Rasul v. Bush, which recognized the detainees’ right to challenge their detention in U.S. Courts. The landmark decision helped speed the release of hundreds of these men, who are now living free with their families or safely in third countries. The ruling also guaranteed access to the prisoners, thereby exposing the conditions, treatment, and stories of those being held in the camp.

Despite President Obama’s repeated promises to close the prison, 149 men remain detained—in legal limbo while CCR and others continue to work on their behalf. As the country prepares to celebrate Independence Day, we will discuss what can be done to advocate for their freedom and for the closure of the base.

A hearty thank you to Von for co-hosting!

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July 2, 2014