Wednesday, January 10, 2007
On Guantanamo Prison Camp's Fifth Birthday, New Pressure to Shut It Down by Aaron Glantz
An international delegation arrived in Cuba this week to call for the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The protest is part of the January 11 International Day to Shut Down Guantanamo, during which many groups in the United States and abroad are expected to rally thousands of human rights activists. "From the beginning this was a prison that was set up without any kind of due process," Medea Benjamin of the women-for-peace group Code Pink told OneWorld from Havana. "People in prison have no access to see their family members. It took a long time for them to even have lawyers and those lawyers don't even have access to their clients." "Most of them have no charges against them, and none of them have had a fair trial," Benjamin added.
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