Close Guantanamo:From Protest Now in Progress

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World Can’t Wait contingent in front of White House

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Demand for charges or release of Shaker Aamer who is held in complete solitude, even without contact with guards.  Shaker’s story is told in a previous post that you can read here.  He is the sole survivor of the mysterious event reported by the US government as suicides of prisoners.  Guards testimony to Scott Horton who published an article in Harpers The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle makes suicides not possible.  Is Shaker held without any human contact because of what he might say?

The other inmates interviewed by Andy Worthington for his film Outside the Law say that Shaker was a fearless activist for their rights and a wonderful person.  They fear for his mental state in his current condition.  It is known that complete isolation causes psychological deterioration.

I join with the protesters in demanding that Shaker be released if there is no evidence (and there could hardly be or it would have been made public years ago) with which to charge him.
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Beginning of press conference.

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