Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thousands around the world protest Guantánamo Bay

Amnesty International activists protest the unlawful detention centers at Guantanamo Bay.

Thousands around the world protest Guantánamo Bay

Protesters in Ireland.
Amnesty International activists stage protests outside Shannon Airport in Galway city. © AI.

In the past 24 hours, thousands of Amnesty International supporters staged protests in over 30 countries spanning all five major continents, calling for an end to the unlawful detention centers at Guantánamo Bay.

Six years ago, the U.S. began detaining people at Guantánamo Bay, without charge, without trial, without end. Since then, conservatives and liberals, military officers and interrogators, Senators and Representatives have condemned the detention camps there as immoral and ineffective.

We believe the perpetrators of the heinous attacks of 9/11 must be brought to justice, and believe the U.S. has a duty to protect its citizens. But Guantánamo Bay helps us do neither. Justice only comes when governments uphold the rule of law and universally respect human rights. Those held at Guantanamo Bay must be brought to trial or released.

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