Forwarded Alert: UK – Notification of events for the tenth anniversary of Guantanamo

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Notification of events surrounding the tenth anniversary of the first detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay.

1. Press launch of ‘LaaTansa: Never Forget’ project

LaaTansa is a major online project that has been undertaken by CagePrisoners in order to provide the most complete picture of Guantanamo to date. The press conference will provide media the opportunity to interview a large host of former Guantanamo detainees, their lawyers and families who will all be present at the event.

Date:       
10 January 2012

Time:       
10:30 am

Venue:      
Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London
 W2 1QJ

Speakers:    
Former Guantanamo detainees, their families and their lawyers. Please see the notes at the end for a full list of those who will be present.

2. Guantanamo Remembered: 10 Years event

On the tenth anniversary of Guantanamo Bay’s opening, CagePrisoners, Reprieve and the Islamic Human Rights Commission will co-host an event in order to reflect on the impact of a decade on the lives of those in Guantanamo and their families.

Date:       
11 January 2012

Time:       
6:00 pm

Venue:       
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL

Speakers:   
Former Guantanamo detainees, their families and their lawyers. Please see the notes at the end for a full list of those who will be present.

3. UK Film Premiere: Death in Camp Delta

CagePrisoners host the UK film premiere of the ErlinBorgen film, Death in Camp Delta. The film tells the story of Yasser al-Zahrani who died in Guantanamo. The film features former Guantanamo prisoners Omar Deghayes, Moazzam Begg, Al Jazeera's Sami al-Hajj, survivor of the brutal massacre at Qala-i-Jangi, Walid al-Hajj, and Colonel Talal al-Zahrani, father of Yasser.

Date:       
12 January 2012

Time:       
6:30 pm

Venue:       
Curzon Cinema (Soho)
99 Shaftsbury Avenue
London
W1D 5DY

Speakers:    
ErlingBorgen (Filmmaker and Director of Death in Guantanamo)
Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo detainee and Director of CagePrisoners)
Talal al-Zahrani (father of deceased Guantanamo detainee, Yasser al-Zahrani)
Cori Cryder (Legal Director of Reprieve)

See notes for press contact details

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Notes:

1. Guest speakers at the press launch and event includes:

Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo detainee and Director of CagePrisoners)
Sami El-Hajj (former Guantanamo detainee)
Mousa Zemmouri (former Guantanamo detainee)
Murat Kurnaz (former Guantanamo detainee)
Waleed Haj (former Guantanamo detainee)
Saad al-Azemi (former Guantanamo detainee)
Colonel Talal al-Zahrani (father of deceased Guantanamo detainee)
Victoria Brittain (Patron of Cageprisoners)
Clive Stafford Smith (Director of Reprieve)
Massoud Shadjareh (Director of Islamic Human Rights Commission)
Gareth Peirce (Human Rights Lawyer)
Michael Ratner (President of the Center for Constitutional Rights)
Asim Qureshi (Executive Director of Cageprisoners)

Media enquiries for interviews with the above guests can be directed to CagePrisoners at the contact details below.

2. CagePrisoners is a human rights NGO that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. We aim to give a voice to the voiceless.

Give a voice to the voiceless.

CagePrisoners Ltd.
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX

Press contact: 
(44) 203 167 4416                        

Email:               
asim@cageprisoners.com

Web:                 
www.cageprisoners.com

Source: www.cageprisoners.com

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