Justice Now: Rally to Close Guantanamo, End Torture


Add to My Calendar Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Lafayette Square
Washington, DC 20006

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and our allies to mark the 18th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay prison. We will rally together to demand the closure of the prison and accountability for the U.S.. torture program. 

More than a decade after they were brought to Guantánamo, 40 men remain detained, including five who have been approved by the U.S. government for transfer out of the prison. Most of the detainees have never been charged or convicted of any crime. More than a decade after the end of the CIA torture program, the full Senate torture report remains classified and not a single high-level official has been held accountable within the United States.


Alli Jarrar and Raed Jarrar - Rally emcees
Frank López, Peace Poets
Rev. Ron Stief, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Valerie Lucznikowska, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Daphne Eviatar, Amnesty International USA
Aliya Hussain, Center for Constitutional Rights
Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Guantanamo lawyer
Dr. Maha Hilal, Justice Muslims Collective
Iman Boukadoum, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Andy Worthington, Close Guantanamo campaign
Jeremy Varon, Witness Against Torture

Following the rally, there will be a symbolic funeral procession to the Trump International Hotel. Demonstrators will be carrying ten coffins: for the nine men who died at the prison and one to symbolize that without a change in status quo Guantánamo will be a death sentence. 

Coalition organizations: Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, Close Guantanamo, Codepink, Defending Rights and Dissent, Detention Watch Network, Justice for Muslims Collective, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Witness Against Torture, and Tsuru for Solidarity.

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January 8, 2020