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Join CCR and human rights activists to mark 15 years since the prison at Guantánamo opened under the call:
No Guantánamo, No Torture Presidency, No Indefinite Detention
Torture, discrimination, and indefinite detention are wrong. There is no exception. Any attempt to bring back torture or to send new people to Guantánamo will be strongly opposed in the United States and throughout the world. Any effort to persecute Muslims – or any other religious, racial, or ethnic group – through special immigration or surveillance measures is unacceptable.
We will gather to urge President Obama to expedite transfers out of the prison in the final days of his administration; demand that President-elect Trump make clear the absolute rejection of torture, continue the policy of transferring men out, and work to close the prison; and urge the public to hold the next administration accountable to the U.S. constitution and human rights standards.
11:30 a.m. Close Guantánamo coalition program with speakers at the Supreme Court
12:15 p.m. Procession and march towards the Senate buildings, which will culminate at the Supreme Court
Sponsoring organizations: Amnesty International, Bill of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent, Center for Constitutional Rights, CloseGuantanamo.org, Code Pink, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Reprieve, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, the Torture Abolition and Survivor and Support Coalition, Veterans for Peace, We Stand with Shaker, Witness Against Torture, World Can’t Wait, and others.