08 October: 10:00 – 20:00
Save Shaker Aamer Campaign
On 8 October, as part of the Stop The War Coalition’s Mass Anti-War Assembly in Trafalgar Square to mark ten years of the war in Afghanistan, the London Guant?namo Campaign will be supporting the following action to mark ten years of British resident Shaker Aamer’s illegal detention, first in Afghanistan and then at Guant?namo Bay. Please join the action if you are taking part. Thanks.
The Save Shaker Aamer Campaign will be taking part in the Mass Anti-War Assembly Afghanistan 10 Years on Organised by Stop the War Coalition Saturday 8th October 2011 Trafalgar Square.
Please join us, at any time from 10am to 8pm in Trafalgar Square for our Ten hours for ten years demonstration.
We invite you to visit our stall, sign SSAC petitions, postcards and letters, make your protest and spend time in a GUANTANAMO CAGE.
The Shaker Aamer Campaign urges the UK Government to demand the immediate release of British Resident Shaker Aamer to the UK as a matter of great urgency. The news that Shaker is once more on hunger strike can only lead us to suspect that his health is deteriorating and his life may be in danger. We urge the UK Government to insist on access to Shaker Aamer by an independent medical team with a view to his fitness to travel back to the UK. Shaker’s health has suffered from the long years of physical and mental abuse both in Guantanamo and in Afghanistan. He has alleged that he was tortured in Bagram and Kandahar. We call for Shaker to be returned to the UK. Shaker is a UK resident, he has been cleared for release in 2007 and faces no charges or trial. He has been outspoken in his defence of other detainees against the injustice in Guantanamo. After nearly ten years, he is still in Guantanamo, punished for demanding basic human rights denied to those who still remain in Guantanamo. The US and UK Governments must act to bring him home before it is too late.
Shaker Aamer: Ten Hours for Ten Years