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11 months ago

I have spent most of my day today reading and sharing all of these articles and signing sharing all petitions I had not previously signed. I just feel sick after reading it all. I'm so ashamed of my government. I absolutely wept watching that video on the force feeding that's being done. I knew it was happening and knew it was bad, but to hear someone describe it as he did was heartbreaking. Just typing this now brings the tears back. I am at a loss for words right now

11 months ago

Petition: Tell Congress: Close Guantanamo Now - Thank You for Taking Action

11 months ago

Petition close Guantanamo signed thank you Beverly, Roxy

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Dispatches - Nov 18 2013

hearing about a mass hunger strike at Guantanamo while on tour in Europe this summer. “I was appalled ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/18/dispatches-fight-close-guantanamo-one-no...

News - Nov 15 2013

Closing Guantanamo is good human rights policy and, according to military and intelligence experts, good ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/15/joint-letter-support-guantanamo-provisio...

Dispatches - Oct 23 2013

Laura Pitter It was day one on Tuesday in another set of pretrial hearings at Guantanamo Bay for five men accused in the 9/11 attacks and it took no time for things to veer toward the absurd. The issue was: does a rule ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/10/23/dispatches-talking-around-torture-guanta...

News - Oct 7 2013

support you in your commitment to close the Guantanamo prison and end indefinite detention. It is in this ...

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TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Close Guantanamo Now
11 months ago

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Close Guantanamo Now

Beverly - 11 hours ago - secure.hrw.org
Tell your representatives in Congress to pass a bill coming up for a vote that would help to stop this injustice once and for all

US: Close Guantanamo Now

For more than a decade, the US has held prisoners at Guantanamo Bay without charge or trial. It’s behavior that directly contradicts the values of fairness, freedom, and respect for rights that the US has long claimed to hold dear.

The government cleared 84 detainees for transfer out of Guantanamo years ago, but congressional restrictions and presidential inaction continue to keep them there, for no good reason.

Join us in demanding that the United States finally transfer those who have been cleared for release, and charge the remainder in federal court. Tell your representatives in Congress to pass a bill coming up for a vote that would help to stop this injustice once and for all.

11 months ago

All signed thank you Roxy, BMutiny

Urge Your Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo
11 months ago

Urge Your Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo!

PETITION - Urge Your Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo

http://www.care2.com/news/member/768353846/3674433

URGENT-as the Senate vote will be BEFORE THANKSGIVING. thx, Angie

David - 14 minutes ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org

Any day now, Senators will have a chance to vote on legislation that gives President Obama greater flexibility to transfer people out of Guantanamo. The bill's improved provisions, introduced earlier this year by Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin (D-MI), would help ensure that Guantanamo closes as soon as possible-and that each detainee is either safely and fairly tried in US federal court, or transferred to other countries.

The vote is expected to be tight - but we can get the provisions passed with your support! Make sure your elected officials vote the right way on Guantanamo. Urge your two Senators to support Senator Levin's transfer provisions.



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Human Rights First Welcomes Obama Administration Efforts to Find Guantanamo Solution
11 months ago

Human Rights First Welcomes Obama Administration Efforts to Find Guantanamo Solution

TAKE ACTION HERE >>>

 

  Urge your Senators to vote for this bill, and against any amendments that would weaken the Gitmo provisions.

 

 

http://actions.humanrightsfirst.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8804

Detainee abuse, imprisonment without charge, unjust military commissions: Gitmo is a frontal assault on American ideals. We’ve been fighting to close it since the beginning. We’ve never stopped, even when the issue was out of the headlines, and we won’t stop until we succeed.

Now, there’s new momentum to close Gitmo and we need your help to seize this crucial moment.

The Senate will soon vote on the annual defense bill, and it includes provisions to prosecute or transfer the remaining 164 detainees. Combined with President Obama’s renewed engagement on this issue, this could finally be the beginning of the end of Gitmo.

Urge your Senators to vote for this bill, and against any amendments that would weaken the Gitmo provisions.

11 months ago

Take Action: Charge and fairly try, or release, Shaker Aamer and all other Guantanamo detainees

Charge and fairly try, or release, Shaker Aamer and all other Guantanamo detainees

Take Action On This Issue As of February 14th, 2013, Shaker Aamer has been held without charge by the U.S. government at Guantánamo for over 11 years. He has been "approved for transfer" by the U.S. authorities and the British government has called for him to be released to his wife and children in London. All people have the right to be free from arbitrary detention. Call for Shaker Aamer, and all those held in Guantánamo, to be released immediately unless they are to be charged with a recognizably criminal offense and fairly tried in a U.S. federal court in proceedings that comply with international standards

11 months ago

Take Action: I support closing Guantanamo

Support Closing Guantanamo
Take Action On This Issue

Tell President Obama and Congress that you support closing the Guantanamo detention facility. On April 30th, 2013, as over 100 detainees are on hunger strike, President Obama rightly reaffirmed his commitment to close Guantanamo. He must now take action to get the job done and Congress must support the effort.

Each detainee must either be charged and fairly tried in federal court, or be released to countries that will respect their human rights. Under current law, cleared detainees can be transferred out. There is no excuse for human rights violations to continue

The Plight of Guantanamo’s Cleared Detainees in A Powerful New Video
11 months ago

Urge President Obama and Congress to end the Guantanamo crisis once and for all!

http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/the-plight-of-guantanamos-cleared-detainees-in-one-powerful-new-video/

The folks over at The Guardian released this creative animated video today based on the testimony of Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for transfer out of the detention facility but are still held.

Shaker Aamer is one of the people featured in the video.

He has been detained for over 11 years without charge, despite being cleared to leave and despite UK Prime Minister David Cameron personally asking President Obama to return him to the UK.

You can read Cameron’s letter to Amnesty International here.

It’s insane that he isn’t back home yet, given President Obama’s stated recommitment to closing Guantanamo and the clear path toward resolving Aamer’s case.

There are apparently 84 people, out of 164 still at held at Guantanamo, who have been cleared for transfer.

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All signed!   Thank you.

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All signed Thank you Roxy signed. and I forward sent message my friend.

11 months ago

President Barack Obama At The White House: End the Forced-Feeding Of Hunger Strikers In Gitmo

http://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-at-the-white-house-end-the-forced-feeding-of-hunger-strikers-in-gitmo

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Due Process for Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel and Detainees in Gitmo

https://www.change.org/petitions/due-process-for-samir-naji-al-hasan-moqbel-and-detainees-in-gitmo

 

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World Medical Association & United Nations Human Rights Council: Stop the sale of Abbott Labs liquid nutrition 'Ensure' & 'Jevity' to GITMO.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/world-medical-association-united-nations-human-rights-council-stop-the-sale-of-abbott-labs-liquid-nutrition-ensure-jevity-to-gitmo

 

 

Will the End of War in Afghanistan Spur Obama to Close Guantánamo?
11 months ago

Will the End of War in Afghanistan Spur Obama to Close Guantánamo? 

 

http://www.closeguantanamo.org/Articles/107-Will-the-End-of-War-in-Afghanistan-Spur-Obama-to-Close-Guantanamo

 

  "End the endless war: a powerful message from a protest in the U.K. on the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2013.

 

The Aamer Appeal to stop force-feeding in Guantanamo

 

 

Lawyers for   Shaker Aamer ,  the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay have filed an appeal in the case of   Shaker Aamer vs. Barack Obama,  a case that was first filed in June 2013 to halt the force-feedings of hunger strikers Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, and Nabil Hadjarab. This is one of four consolidated appeals, one for each of four detainees, with Aamer’s being the lead case, which, if won, could end all force-feeding in the prison, a rare victory in the twelve years that Shaker Aamer has already lost.   Shaker Aamer is one of 164 detainees currently in Guantanamo Bay, and one of 84 detainees cleared for release. He has been cleared since 2007 by a military review board and again by President Obama’s inter-agency Guantanamo Review Task Force in 2010.

 

Original Case

 
In the Kessler case involving detainee Dhiab, US District Judge Gladys Kessler rejected the attempt by detainees to end force-feeding, but stated in an order that the practice is &rdquoainful, humiliating, and degrading.” She declared that President Obama is “the one individual who does have the authority to address the issue.” It has been more than four months since President Obama’s national security speech, in which he recommitted the United States in closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.  Nabil Hadjarab has been released to Algeria since the original case filing in July, therefore removing his name from the case.
"Although District Judge Kessler took the position that the only person who can stop the force-feeding is President Obama, we believe that the federal courts also have the power to do so, which is why we have taken the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals," states Jon B. Eisenberg, a lead attorney in the case. The hearing, which has been named the "Aamer Appeal," will hear oral argument on October 18, 2013 at the D.C. Circuit courthouse. 
Legal Team for Shaker Aamer Will Argue
 
The lawsuit alleges two human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay: (1) force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees in order to prolong their indefinite detention and (2) deprivation of religious free exercise by denying hunger-strikers the right to pray in congregation. 
Force-feeding is in violation of international law and medical ethics. The World Medical AssociationAmerican Medical AssociationThe British Medical Association, and Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine  are among some of the medical associations who identify force-feeding as inhumane, degrading, and torture. 
11 months ago

gladly signed thank you Roxy BMutiny

Release Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay
11 months ago

Release Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay!

Release Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/shaker-aamerguantanamo-bay/

Shaker Aamer is the last British resident held in America's lawless "war on terror" prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He has a British wife and four British children. Seized late in 2001 in Afghanistan, where he had traveled to undertake humanitarian work, Shaker arrived in Guantánamo on February 14, 2002, the day that his youngest son was born.

Eloquent and charismatic, Shaker has fought for the rights of the prisoners from the moment he was first detained, and as such has come to be regarded as a threat by the U.S. authorities. Nevertheless, he was first cleared for release in 2007, by a military review board under the Bush administration, and he was cleared for release a second time in January 2010, by the inter-agency Guantánamo Review Task Force established by President Obama when he took office in January 2009.

Despite requests for his release by the British government (beginning in August 2007), and despite President Obama's promise, in a major speech on national security issues on May 23, to resume releasing prisoners from Guantánamo, overcoming obstacles raised by Congress, Shaker is still held.

This is unforgivable, and as a result this Care 2 petition has been established to provide anyone anywhere in the world with an opportunity to ask the U.S. government to release Shaker Aamer, and to ask the British government to keep pushing to secure his freedom.

For further information, see the following websites:

http://www.closeguantanamo.org/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/shaker-aamerguantanamo-bay/

11 months ago

President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay

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http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-close-detention-facility-at-guantanamo-bay-3

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I served 25 years in the US Air Force, I was the Chief Prosecutor for the Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay for more than two years, and now I need your help.

President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay



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Tell President Obama: We support justice at Guantanamo
1 year ago

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Tell President Obama: We support justice at Guantanamo!

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/435/269/464/

 

 

 

Opponents of due process and justice for Guantanamo detainees are using the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block President Obama's promised reforms at Guantanamo Bay.


These opponents have added amendments to the bill that severely impede President Obama's ability to transfer detainees for repatriation or resettlement in foreign countries or for prosecution in federal criminal courts.

 

The White House has threatened to veto this flawed Congressional Act, saying it may be unconstitutional.  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has also called for a veto of the bill if it impedes the transfer of Guantanamo detainees.


We need to show the president that we support all attempts to uphold our Constitution and bring justice to prisoners at Guantanamo. 


Make yourself heard: Sign this petition and tell President Obama we support a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act if it impedes efforts to bring justice to all prisoners at Guantanamo!

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Thank you for taking action. Please also sign and circulate our "Close Guantanamo with Justice petition" found here: http://ccrjustice.org/close-gtmo-petition Learn more at CCRjustice.org

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Close Guantanamo with Justice Now Petition!
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Close Guantanamo with Justice Now

 

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/383/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5355

 

Fully investigate the deaths of men who died in detention,  including the three who died in 2006. Three detained men who were never  charged with any crime died at Guantánamo in June 2006.  Initially  reported as suicides, new evidence from four soldiers stationed at the  base has raised serious questions about the circumstances surrounding  their deaths. Until now, the Obama administration has not only failed to  conduct an independent and thorough investigation of the deaths but has  opposed inquiry and review by the courts

 

Ensure accountability for crimes. Despite its promise of a  new era of accountability and respect for the rule of law, the Obama  administration has repeatedly acted to ensure impunity for those under  the Bush administration who planned, authorized, and committed torture.  The Obama administration must honor its promise by conducting a  comprehensive inquiry into well-documented and grave human rights abuses  at Guantánamo and elsewhere, including torture. Specifically, the  Attorney General should appoint an independent prosecutor with a full  mandate to investigate and prosecute those responsible for torture and  other war crimes, as far up the chain of command as the facts may lead.   Moreover, President Obama should condemn newly revealed pressure by his  own administration to secretly obstruct efforts within the Spanish  judiciary to investigate egregious violations of international law,  including the torture of former Guantánamo detainees and other  individuals who have been subjected to the U.S. torture program, and  fully cooperate with the proceedings in Spain.    

 

Take responsibility for the well being of the men after they are released.  The U.S. government must not hold men without charge in inhumane  conditions for years, subject them to abuse including torture, and then  repatriate and resettle them in far corners of the world, leaving their  rehabilitation and reintegration to other governments, organizations,  and individuals. The government has a responsibility to ensure that the  men have adequate support and resources after release.


We also urge the international community to offer safety to men  at Guantánamo who cannot leave until third countries come forward to  offer them resettlement, and to ensure their rights and well-being once  resettled. Many of the men resettled have not been granted  permission to work, to travel, or to reunite with their families after  years of separation and anguish, and the legal status of many remains in  limbo.


We invite people of conscience all over the world to work with us to  make sure Guantánamo is closed with justice, and recommit to advocating  towards this end.

 

 

OPEN LETTER ON THE DEATH OF GUANTANAMO BAY PRISONER ADNAN FARHAN ABDUL LATIF
1 year ago

OPEN LETTER ON THE DEATH OF GUANTANAMO BAY PRISONER ADNAN FARHAN ABDUL LATIF

 

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/383/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11634

 

It is long past time for the Obama administration to make good on its promise to close Guantánamo  and resettle or repatriate the men it does not intend to prosecute.  It can begin with transferring the 87 – now 86 – men it has already determined can be released.

Please sign this petition now and encourage friends and associates to sign on also.  It is no longer only a matter of justice, fairness, and freedom, but literally of life and death. 

 

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif died on September 8, 2012, at Guantánamo  Bay, Cuba, after more than ten years of detention without charge and, from his perspective, without foreseeable end.  While the cause of his death is not yet known, what is clear is that it is Guantánamo  that killed him.


The cruel irony is that by the government’s own admission, Mr. Latif did not belong at Guantánamo .  He was approved for transfer three times by two different administrations in 2004, 2007, and 2009. In reviewing his petition for habeas corpus, the district court had agreed that he should be released, finding that the single secret document that was the basis for his detention was too flawed to be credited.  But the Department of Justice appealed the order, and the Court of Appeals, as it has in virtually every appeal by men detained at Guantánamo, deferred to the government.  A dissenting judge on the appellate court condemned the majority for not only “moving the goal posts,” but also “call[ing] the game in the government’s favor.”

 

Adnan Latif remained trapped in Guantánamo despite having been approved for transfer not because of anything he had done, but because of where he was from.  Mr. Latif was a citizen of Yemen, and in December 2009, the Obama administration issued a moratorium on all repatriations to that country.  Fifty-six other Yemenis have been approved to leave Guantánamo ; but for the fact of their citizenship, they could go home.


There are 166 men who remain imprisoned at Guantánamo today.  Most will never be charged, and the majority have been cleared for transfer by every government agency with a stake in the matter.  As Mr. Latif once wrote to his attorneys, Guantánamo  “is a piece of hell that kills everything.”  It is long past time for the Obama administration to make good on its promise to close the notorious prison and resettle or repatriate the men it does not intend to prosecute.  It can begin with transferring the 87 – now 86 – men it has already determined can be released.
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Please Sign the Petition! Call the White House and Sign Statement: Close Guantanamo Now!
1 year ago

http://ccrjustice.org/closeguantanamonow

 

Synopsis

Call the White House today at 202-456-1111, 202-456-6213 (TTY) and sign our statement to demand that Obama close Guantanamo now.

 

Description

On September 8, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif became the ninth man to die at Guantánamo Bay since the US began detaining Muslim men and boys there more than a decade ago.  Mr. Latif died alone in his cell, thousands of miles from his home and family in Yemen, after spending close to 4,000 days in detention. More men have died in the prison camp than have been convicted by a civilian court or by the military commissions system at Guantánamo. Read more about Mr. Latif’s tragic death in “The Faces of Indefinite Detention,” a New York Times op-ed by CCR’s Legal Director, Baher Azmy.

 

There are now 166 men remaining at Guantanamo, 86 of whom have been unanimously cleared for release by the responsible US government agencies. The politically-driven failure to free these men – by repatriating or resettling them – is unforgivable.  The Obama administration must confront the devastating, sometimes irreversible, toll Guantanamo takes on its prisoners.

 

Call the White House today at 202-456-1111, 202-456-6213 (TTY) and demand that Obama close Guantanamo now. Tell Obama:

 

“I condemn the tragic death of Mr. Adnan Latif, the ninth Guantanamo prisoner to die in the almost 11 years that the prison has been in operation.  It is past time for you, President Obama, to close Guantanamo and to resettle or repatriate the men you do not intend to prosecute.  You should begin by transferring the 86 men who have been unanimously approved for release by your own appointed Guantanamo Review Task Force.  56 of those cleared men (more than one-third of the entire prison population) are Yemeni, as Mr. Latif was, and are trapped by your self-imposed ban on transfers to Yemen.  Mr. Latif’s death is a call to you, President Obama, to lift the ban and to finally turn the page on Guantanamo’s shameful history."

 

 

In addition, we are gathering signatures on a statement also demanding the end of Guantanamo which we intend to present to the White House. It is long past time for the Obama administration to make good on its promise to close the notorious prison and resettle or repatriate the men it does not intend to prosecute.  It can begin with transferring the 87 – now 86 – men it has already determined can be released.

 

Please sign the petition nowand encourage friends and associates to sign on also.  It is no longer only a matter of justice, fairness, and freedom, but literally of life and death. 

 

 

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51. 239 Aamer, Shaker (UK-Saudi Arabia)

52. 240 Al Shabli, Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)

53. 242 Qasim, Khaled (Yemen)

54. 244 Nassir, Abdul Latif (Morocco)

55. 249 al-Hamiri, Mohammed (Yemen)

56. 251 Bin Salem, Mohammed (Yemen)

57. 254 Khenaina, Mohammed (Yemen)

58. 255 Hatim, Said (Yemen)

59. 257 Abdulayev, Umar (Tajikistan)

60. 259 Hintif, Fadil (Yemen)

61. 275 Abbas, Yusef (Abdusabar) (China)

62. 280 Khalik, Saidullah (Khalid) (China)

63. 282 Abdulghupur, Hajiakbar (China)

64. 288 Saib, Motai (Algeria)

65. 290 Belbacha, Ahmed (Algeria)

66. 309 Abdal Sattar, Muieen (UAE)

67. 310 Ameziane, Djamel (Algeria)

68. 321 Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam Said (Yemen)

69. 324 Al Sabri, Mashur (Yemen)

70. 326 Ajam, Ahmed (Syria)

71. 327 Shaaban, Ali Hussein (Syria)

72. 329 Al Hamawe, Abu Omar (Syria)

73. 434 Al Shamyri, Mustafa (Yemen)

74. 440 Bawazir, Mohammed (Yemen)

75. 441 Al Zahri, Abdul Rahman (Yemen)

76. 461 Al Qyati, Abdul Rahman (Yemen)

77. 498 Haidel, Mohammed (Yemen)

78. 502 Ourgy, Abdul (Tunisia)

79. 506 Al Dhuby, Khalid (Yemen)

80. 508 Al Rabie, Salman (Yemen)

81. 509 Khusruf, Mohammed (Yemen)

82. 511 Al Nahdi, Sulaiman (Yemen)

83. 522 Ismail, Yasin (Yemen)

84. 535 El Sawah, Tariq (Egypt)

85. 549 Al Dayi, Omar (Yemen)

86. 550 Zaid, Walid (Yemen)

87. 552 Al Kandari, Fayiz (Kuwait)

88. 553 Al Baidhani, Abdul Khaliq (Saudi Arabia)

89. 554 Al Assani, Fehmi (Yemen)

90. 560 Mohammed, Haji Wali (Afghanistan)

91. 564 Bin Amer, Jalal (Yemen)

92. 566 Qattaa, Mansoor (Saudi Arabia)

93. 569 Al Shorabi, Zohair (Yemen)

94. 570 Al Qurashi, Sabri (Yemen)

95. 572 Al Zabe, Salah (Saudi Arabia)

96. 574 Al Wady, Hamoud (Yemen)

97. 575 Al Azani, Saad (Yemen)

98. 576 Bin Hamdoun, Zahir (Yemen)

99. 578 Al Suadi, Abdul Aziz (Yemen)

100. 579 Khairkhwa, Khairullah (Afghanistan)

101. 680 Hassan, Emad (Yemen)

102. 682 Al Sharbi, Ghassan (Saudi Arabia)

103. 684 Tahamuttan, Mohammed (Palestine)

104. 685 Ali, Abdelrazak (Algeria)

105. 686 Hakim, Abdel (Yemen)

106. 688 Ahmed, Fahmi (Yemen)

107. 689 Salam, Mohamed (Yemen)

108. 690 Qader, Ahmed Abdul (Yemen)

109. 691 Al Zarnuki, Mohammed (Yemen)

110. 694 Barhoumi, Sufyian (Algeria)

111. 695 Abu Bakr, Omar (Omar Mohammed Khalifh) (Libya)

112. 696 Al Qahtani, Jabran (Saudi Arabia)

113. 702 Mingazov, Ravil (Russia)

114. 707 Muhammed, Noor Uthman (Sudan)

115. 708 Al Bakush, Ismael (Libya)

116. 713 Al Zahrani, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)

117. 722 Diyab, Jihad (Syria)

118. 728 Nassir, Jamil (Yemen)

119. 753 Zahir, Abdul (Afghanistan)

120. 757 Abdul Aziz, Ahmed Ould (Mauritania)

121. 760 Slahi, Mohamedou Ould (Salahi) (Mauritania)

122. 762 Obaidullah (Afghanistan)

123. 768 Al Darbi, Ahmed Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)

124. 832 Omari, Mohammed Nabi (Afghanistan)

125. 836 Saleh, Ayoub Murshid Ali (Yemen)

126. 837 Al Marwalah, Bashir (Yemen)

127. 838 Balzuhair, Shawki Awad (Yemen)

128. 839 Al Mudwani, Musab (Musa’ab Al Madhwani) (Yemen)

129. 840 Al Maythali, Hail Aziz Ahmed (Yemen)

130. 841 Nashir, Said Salih Said (Yemen)

131. 893 Al Bihani, Tawfiq (Saudi Arabia)

132. 894 Abdul Rahman, Mohammed (Tunisia)

133. 899 Khan, Shawali (Afghanistan)

134. 928 Gul, Khi Ali (Afghanistan)

135. 934 Ghani, Abdul (Afghanistan)

136. 975 Karim, Bostan (Afghanistan)

137. 1015 Almerfedi, Hussein (Yemen)

138. 1017 Al Rammah, Omar (Zakaria al-Baidany) (Yemen)

139. 1045 Kamin, Mohammed (Afghanistan)

140. 1094 Paracha, Saifullah (Pakistan)

141. 1103 Zahir, Mohammed (Afghanistan)

142. 1119 Hamidullah, Haji (Afghanistan)

143. 1453 Al Kazimi, Sanad (Yemen)

144. 1456 Bin Attash, Hassan (Saudi Arabia)

145. 1457 Sharqawi, Abdu Ali (Yemen)

146. 1460 Rabbani, Abdul Rahim Ghulam (Pakistan)

147. 1461 Rabbani, Mohammed Ghulam (Pakistan)

148. 1463 Al Hela, Abdulsalam (Yemen)

149. 10001 Bensayah, Belkacem (Bosnia-Algeria)

150. 10011 Al Hawsawi, Mustafa (Saudi Arabia)

151. 10013 Bin Al Shibh, Ramzi (Yemen)

152. 10014 Bin Attash, Waleed (Saudi Arabia)

153. 10015 Al Nashiri, Abd Al Rahim (Saudi Arabia)

154. 10016 Zubaydah, Abu (Palestine-Saudi Arabia)

155. 10017 Al Libi, Abu Faraj (Libya)

156. 10018 Al Baluchi, Ammar (Ali Abd Al Aziz Ali) (Pakistan-Kuwait)

157. 10019 Isamuddin, Riduan (Hamlili) (Indonesia)

158. 10020 Khan, Majid (Pakistan)

159. 10021 Bin Amin, Modh Farik (Zubair) (Malaysia)

160. 10022 Bin Lep, Mohammed (Lillie) (Malaysia)

161. 10023 Dourad, Gouled Hassan (Somalia)

162. 10024 Mohammed, Khalid Sheikh (Pakistan-Kuwait)

163. 10025 Malik, Mohammed Abdul (Kenya)

164. 10026 Al Iraqi, Abd Al Hadi (Iraq)

165. 3148 Al Afghani, Haroon (Afghanistan)

166. 10029 Rahim, Muhammad (Afghanistan)

 

 

Write Messages of Support to Men at Guantanamo !
1 year ago

Write Messages of Support to Men at Guantanamo !

http://ccrjustice.org/WriteGitmoPrisoners

 

Write Messages of Support to Men at Guantanamo
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When writing to the detained men, please ensure you include their full name and ISN (internment serial number) below. (These are the numbers before their names, i.e. Djamel Ameziane ISN 310).

Send a copy of your letter to "Leili Kashani, CCR--Guantanamo Letters" at this address .

When writing the detained men, address your letters to:

 

Detainee Name Detainee ISN U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay Washington,

D.C. 20355

United States of America

 

Letter writing tips:

 

* Letters should be kept to simple messages of greetings and goodwill. Do not include political comments.

* Only send non-religious cards, and avoid referring to religion in your message. For example: rather than writing "you are in our prayers," write "you are in our thoughts." * Include your name and address (including country) in your message. If you receive a reply, please inform lkashani@ccrjustice.org
and send CCR a copy

* Write your message in simple English

* Send letters and cards individually, not in a package, to hasten delivery

* Please also include a return address on the envelope.

 

1. 004 Wasiq, Abdul-Haq (Afghanistan)

2. 006 Noori, Mullah Norullah (Afghanistan)

3. 007 Fazil, Mullah Mohammed (Afghanistan)

4. 026 Ghazi, Fahd (Yemen)

5. 027 Uthman, Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed (Yemen)

6. 028 Al Alawi, Muaz (Yemen)

7. 029 Al Ansi, Mohammed (Yemen)

 8. 030 Al Hakimi, Ahmed (Yemen)

9. 031 Al Mujahid, Mahmoud (Yemen)

10. 033 Al Adahi, Mohammed (Yemen)

11. 034 Al Yafi, Abdullah (Yemen)

12. 035 Qader Idris, Idris (Yemen)

13. 036 Idris, Ibrahim (Sudan)

14. 037 Al Rahabi, Abdul Malik (Yemen)

15. 038 Al Yazidi, Ridah (Tunisia)

16. 039 Al Bahlul, Ali Hamza (Yemen)

17. 040 Al Mudafari, Abdel Qadir (Yemen)

18. 041 Ahmad, Majid (Yemen)

19. 042 Shalabi, Abdul Rahman (Saudi Arabia)

20. 043 Moqbel, Samir (Yemen)

21. 044 Ghanim, Mohammed (Yemen)

22. 045 Al Rezehi, Ali Ahmad (Yemen)

23. 063 Al Qahtani, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)

24. 088 Awad, Adham Ali (Yemen)

25. 091 Al Saleh, Abdul (Yemen)

26. 115 Naser, Abdul Rahman (Yemen)

27. 117 Al Warafi, Muktar (Yemen)

28. 128 Al-Bihani, Ghaleb (Yemen)

29. 131 Ben Kend, Salem (Yemen)

30. 152 Al Khalaqi, Asim (Yemen)

31. 153 Suleiman, Fayiz (Yemen)

32. 163 Al Qadasi, Khalid (Yemen)

33. 165 Al Busayss, Said (Yemen)

34. 167 Al Raimi, Ali Yahya (Yemen)

35. 168 Hakimi, Adel (Hakeemy) (Tunisia)

36. 170 Masud, Sharaf (Yemen)

37. 171 Alahdal, Abu Bakr (Yemen)

38. 174 Sliti, Hisham (Tunisia)

39. 178 Ba Odah, Tariq (Yemen)

40. 189 Gherebi, Salem (Libya)

41. 195 Al Shumrani, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)

42. 197 Chekhouri, Younis (Morocco)

43. 200 Al Qahtani, Said (Saudi Arabia)

44. 202 Bin Atef, Mahmoud (Yemen)

45. 223 Sulayman, Abdul Rahman (Yemen)

46. 224 Muhammad, Abdul Rahman (Yemen)

47. 232 Al Odah, Fawzi (Kuwait)

48. 233 Salih, Abdul (Yemen)

49. 235 Jarabh, Saeed (Yemen)

50. 238 Hadjarab, Nabil (Algeria-France)

 

1 year ago

Petition signed and shared.

1 year ago

Target: Chuck Hagel, United States Secretary of Defense
Goal: Applaud the Department of Defense for agreeing to send two Guantanamo detainees back home to Algeria

Eighty-Six detainees remain in custody at Guantanamo Bay Penitentiary, despite being cleared for release. For the first time in three years, Washington intends to send two of these detainees back to their home countries. The White House has stated that the steps toward the Algerians' repatriation were being taken "in consultation with Congress, and in a responsible manner that protects our national security." Carney added that Congress must "lift current restrictions that significantly limit our ability to transfer detainees out of Guantanamo, even those who have been approved for transfer."

Many prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many came to the detention center as young teenagers and have since grown into manhood behind bars. Washington's efforts towards repatriating these two Algerian men are necessary in order to begin to fix the damage caused by America's dubiously conducted war on terror. Congratulate the Department of Defense on taking steps to release Guantanamo Bay prisoners who have been cleared for release, and urge Congress to make it easier to transfer innocent detainees out of Guantanamo Bay and back to their home countries.
Sign the Petition:
http://forcechange.com/70627/commend-efforts-to-repatriate-guantanamo-bay-detainees/#gf_1

1 year ago

Well, if "commending" gives results, we "commend". If nagging gives results, we nag. If "condemning" gives results, we "condemn". Use ALL approaches. Only PERSISTING will give anything...

PETITION LETTER:
Dear Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense

Of 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay Penitentiary, 86 have been cleared for release; despite this clearance, they remain imprisoned at this U.S. facility. Guantanamo Bay is a shameful monument to U.S. imperialism, and we are holding President Barack Obama to his promise to shut the prison down, although we understand that such a task cannot happen overnight. Any efforts by the Obama administration to transfer innocent men out of Guantanamo Bay are worth recognition.

It was recently announced that two Algerian men will be released and repatriated to their home countries. This is promising news amidst the chaos of prisoner abuse, hunger strikes, and force feeding currently occurring at Guantanamo Bay. The White House must stand behind more efforts such as this. Justice must be brought to the men cleared for release at this detention center.

Nobody should be imprisoned without just cause, due process, or valid evidence. Please keep fighting to free men cleared for release at Guantanamo Bay. Keep pressuring Congress to lift current restrictions impeding this process. The best way to prevent terrorism is to enforce justice. We recognize your efforts to transfer these men who have been cleared for release, and we hope to see more of these efforts in the near future.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]