In just a few weeks we'll be marking another shameful Guantánamo anniversary. January 2024 marks 22 years of U.S. detention of Muslim men at the Guantánamo Bay prison. Two of our clients are among the thirty men who remain languishing at the notorious facility: most have never been charged with a crime despite spending decades behind bars, and none have ever had access to a fair trial.
Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and our partners for virtual and in-person gatherings to call for the prison's closure and stand in solidarity with the men who remain detained and those who have been released.
From Guantánamo to Gaza: Resisting State Violence and Occupation
Unjust detention, torture and abuse, the demonization and dehumanization of Muslims under the guise of "national security," and impunity are essential pieces of why Guantánamo remains open and how and why such brutal and unlawful practices are being replicated around the world. This webinar will focus on these threads and the manifestations and connections to state violence, arbitrary detention, and occupation in Iraq and Palestine.
Together with formerly incarcerated people, lawyers, and advocates, we will learn, build community, and take action that disrupts the U.S. government's power to suspend human rights and elevates our collective demands for justice, accountability, and transformation. Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain will be co-moderating the panel, which includes Senior Staff Attorney Katherine Gallagher.
Rally to Close Guantánamo - NYC, LA, DC
Thursday, January 11, 2024; timing varies depending on location
The Center for Constitutional Rights is proud to co-sponsor rallies in NYC, DC, and LA as activists come together to stand in solidarity with those imprisoned at Guantánamo and demand that the Biden administration take action to close the prison.
Guantánamo, Where Do We Go From Here?
Friday, January 12, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET
Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain will join a webinar hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action.
Why is Guantánamo still open? Will the Biden administration fulfill its goal of closing the prison? What can we do? The virtual conversation will include the former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism, a Guantánamo survivor, and experts from Amnesty International USA and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Panelists will discuss the current status of the prison, the conditions faced by men who have been released, and where we go from here.
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