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Congressional Briefing on Guantanamo This Friday


On Friday, May 10, at 10:00 AM, experts on the situation at Guantanamo will brief Congress about current conditions at the prison and discuss possibilities for change. You can help by being there or by asking your Congress Member and Senators to send staffers or show up.

At least a hundred men are on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, some nearing the hundredth-day mark.

The men are on hunger strike because their detention appears to be indefinite, a situation that violates international law and is considered by medical experts to be a form of psychological torture.

Although review boards have cleared for release most of the 166 detainees remaining at Guantanamo, US taxpayers are funding their continued detention at a cost of approximately $800,000 per detainee each year.

A congressional briefing on Guantanamo, sponsored by Representative Jim Moran, will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:00 AM.

Numbers are available from the Capitol Switchboard:  (202) 224-3121
To locate your member of Congress online: www.house.gov

Co-sponsored by The National Religious Campaign Against Torture, New America Foundation, and The Constitution Project (author of a recent, bi-partisan report on US detention policy and practice).

When: Friday, May 10th at 10:00 am

Where: B-354, Rayburn House Office Building

 

 

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