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Guantanamo From Both Sides of the Wire Monday 19th January
Nottingham
6:30PM
Room: A48, Clive Granger Building, University Main Campus
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Contact: 07747373782

19/01 - Nottingham
6:30PM
Room: A48, Clive Granger Building, University Main Campus
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Contact: 07747373782

20/01 - Sheffield
Sponsored by:
Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign
Sheffield Hallam University Islamic Society
Sheffield Stop the War Coalition
Stop Islamophobia Society Sheffield University
Grosvenor House Hotel,
Charter Square,
(Opposite Debenhams),
Sheffield, S1 3EH
Doors open 7:15pm
Open to all.
Contact: 07972 206218

21/01 - Manchester
with Manchester Metropolitan University Islamic Society
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 1 & 2 Manchester Metropolitan University
Rosamond Street West
All Saints,
Manchester
M15 6LL
Doors open 5:30pm, 6pm start
Contact: 07809505764
mmuisocheadbrother@hotmail.com
mmuisocheadsister@hotmail.com

22/01 - Liverpool, with Merseyside Stop the War
The Great Hall, at the Cornerstone Theatre, Hope University, 1 Haigh St, near Staples (of Islington & Shaw St), Liverpool City Centre
7pm
Contact: merseysidestopthewarcoalition@blueyonder.co.uk

23/01 - Blackburn
with Woman\'s Voice and ExChange
2pm - 3:30pm
Blackburn Cathedral,
Cathedral Close,
Blackburn
BB1 5AA
Contact: 07903731106/01254 503081

23/01 - Bolton
5pm - 7:30pm
Bolton Council of Mosques
Conference Suite,
1 Vicarage Street ( off Cannon St)
Bolton
BL3 5LE
Contact: 01204 363680 / saima@thebcom.org

26/01 - Leeds,
with Leeds University Islamic Society

27/01 - Hull,
with Hull Peace Campaign
7:30pm
Quaker Meeting House
Bean Street
Hull HU3 2PR
Contact: John Beardmore and Martin Dean, 01482 327574
johnsbeardmore@quakermeeting.karoo.co.uk

28/01 - York,
With the University of York Law Society
P/X/001 (Physics Exhibition Centre)
York Campus
University of York
Heslington,
York, YO10 5DD
6-8pm
Contact:07825751494 / lawsoc@yusu.org

29/01 - Newcastle, with Newcastle Stop the War Coalition
7:30pm
Herschel Building
Newcastle University (opposite Haymarket Metro)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
Contact: 0771 994 6814/ nestopwar@yahoo.co.uk

30/01 - Glasgow
Supported by SACC and Glasgow Stop the War Coalition
7pm
Adelaides,
209 Bath Street,
Glasgow, G2 4HZ.
Contact: richard@saccnet.org.uk 07936432519



31/01 - Edinburgh,
supported by SACC and Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition
2:30pm
Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Contact: richard@saccnet.org.uk 07936432519

02/02 Oxford
Supported by the Oxford Union andthe Oxford University Islamic Society
8pm
The Oxford Union
Frewin Court
Oxford
OX1 3JB
Contact:

03/02 - Belfast

04/02 - Cardiff
Supported by Cardiff Stop the War Coalition, Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Cardiff University Islamic Society, Amnesty International Cardiff, Cardiff Law School, Politics Department (Cardiff University)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Law Building
Cardiff University
Park Place
Cardiff, Wales
Contact: cardifftroopsout@googlemail.com / 07940108146



For further information:
07973-264-197
contact@cageprisoners.com
www.cageprisoners.com/tour


CHRISTOPHER ARENDT

At the age of 17, Chris Arendt joined the United States Army National Guard due to limited options that he faced in his life. Three years later, Arendt was one of a number of soldiers who were given orders to be deployed at Guantanamo Bay. In January 2004 he began his tour of Guantanamo where he was given the responsibility of feeding the detainees and ensuring that toilet paper was properly dispensed on the prison blocks.

Arendt's time with the prisoners was cut to two months at which point he was placed at the detentions operations centre as the escort control. He had been moved from his former position due to his interaction with the prisoners who he would speak with in order to keep some sense of his humanity.

Arendt's dislike for the way in which the detainees at Guantanamo were treated transferred through to his release from service. He has now become an outspoken advocate against the unlawful detentions at Guantanamo Bay choosing to contact former detainees in order to express his regret at having been involved in their detention.



SAMI MUHYIDEEN AL HAJ

Working as a cameraman for Al Jazeera, Sami was given an assignment to cover the US conflict in Afghanistan after war broke out in 2001. Upon entering Pakistan to renew his visa, Sami was detained by the Pakistan authorities apparently at the behest of the US.

After several months detention in Afghanistan, Sami was rendered to Guantanamo Bay where he was detained until his release in 2008. During the six years of his unlawful detention, he was never charged with any crime and or tried in court. Due to the pressure of such a process, he forced himself to go on hunger strike during the last 16 months of his detention.

On 1st May 2008, Sami was repatriated to Sudan where he was reunited with his wife and seven year old son who he had never met. He has now been re-employed by Al Jazeera and has made it his primary aim to help those in Guantanamo and those who suffer human rights abuses worldwide.


MOAZZAM BEGG

As a former Guantanamo detainee and spokesman for the prisoner human rights organisation, Cageprisoners, Moazzam appears extensively both in the media and around the UK, lecturing on issues surround torture, anti-terror legislation and community relations. He has authored several pieces that have appeared in national and international newspapers, and a book detailing life as a Muslim living in the UK and his further experience in Guantanamo. \"Enemy Combatant\" is the first book to be published by a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.

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