Join the Guantanamo Fast
Since early 2002, the men held at Guantánamo Bay have waged desperate and at times life-threatening hunger strikes to protest their detention without trial and the conditions under which they have been kept.. The current hunger strike, which began in August 2005, has involved the participation of over half of the estimated 540 prisoners still there. Many are now prepared to die if they do not receive a fair hearing or humane treatment. Please join the Center for Constitutional Rights in a Fast for Justice on November 1, 2005 to show your solidarity with those being kept out of the public eye and to raise awareness for their plight . Click here to let the U.S. Government know that you support fundemental human rights and do not believe that the Bush Administration is above the law.
During the month of Ramadan (early October - early November), Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. CCR is asking people of of good conscience, regardless of your background or affliation, to join in the fast on November 1, 2005. We will also hold a vigil in Washington, D.C., to protest the dire plight of the men illegally imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay and call on the Administration and Congress to deal clearly and honorably with the issues at Guantánamo.
Please join us in the fast and vigil on November 1st and show your support for this effort by wearing your “Hungry for Justice: Nov. 1" sticker on that day (check our website in the coming week to download the image and print it out).
Click here and make your voice heard by demanding that the Department of Defense take the following steps to bring torture, abuse and inhumane treatment to an end at Guantánamo:
• give the detainees a fair hearing and immediately release those who have committed no crime
• provide adequate food, water, shelter, medical treatment and the observance of religious practices;
• provide to families and legal counsel timely reports on the health status of detainees, especially those participating in the hunger strike;
• provide independent investigators (domestic and international ) access to all detainees.
The Fast for Justice, like all of CCR’s campaigns, can only be a success with your help. Please join us in standing up to the Bush Administration and making sure that human rights are protected at Guantánamo Bay.
CCR Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative Organizer
P.S. To make a contribution to the Center for Constitutional Rights, click here.