No Separate Justice Monthly Vigil: Hassan, GTMO, Torture


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Please join CCR Bertha Justice Fellow Omar Shakir and the No Separate Justice Campaign on March 2nd as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country. Some of the topics to be discussed will include:

  • The oral arguments presented on January 13 in Hassan v. the City of New York, a federal case against the NYPD's targeting and surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey
  • Reflections on the Obama Administration's now six-year promise to close Guantanamo;
  • The US Torture Report and a historical overview of torture - on the federal, state, and city level - in the United States;
  • An update on the treatment and trials of British extradite Abu Hamza Al-Masri who has been held at MCC for the past three years and who has numerous physical ailments including no hands and waining eyesight.
  • Amnesty International's petition asking for UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, to be allowed access into US "supermax" prisons including state and federal facilities where people are held in pre-trial solitary confinement (like the MCC)

What: No Separate Justice (NSJ) vigil: Hassan, Guantanamo, Torture, MCC
When: Monday, March 2nd from 6-7PM (and every first Monday, weather permitting)
Where: Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried.

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February 26, 2015