UCSD Students Fast in support of Hunger Strikers at Guantanamo Detention Center
Posted in the San Diego Forum
#1 May 22, 2013
Join CLOSE Guantanamo UCSD for a day of fasting Thursday, May 23rd, in solidarity with the hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay. You can fast for the entire day, skip a meal, and come by our table for information on the issue and how to get involved!
166 detainees remain in detention at Guantánamo Bay prison. Over half have been cleared for release, but years of continued detention without charge or trial have created a sense of desperation and hopelessness. 102 of the detainees are currently on hunger strikes, a bare-life protest that has now exceeded its 100th day. Many detainees are being kept alive through "degrading and inhumane" force-feeding, says Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General at the World Medical Association.
We must hold our government accountable for human rights abuses. Get involved. Get active. Get on the side of human rights. From 12:00-2:00pm, CLOSE Guantanamo will also have flyers, petitions, and supplies to write letters to politicians in front of Geisel library.
CLOSE Guantanamo is a group based around UC San Diego whose mission is to close Guantanamo, create a dialogue about the issue, and promote justice around the world. For more information on Guantanamo and updates on the campaign, like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/closeguantanamoucsd
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