The US continues to run illegal detention centers. Continuous protests have been registered against the likes of Guantanamo bay. However it is important that protests are registered via different means globally. To initiate a global awareness against the barbarism justified under the ‘war of terror regime’. The work of cage prisoners need to be highlighted. An organization holding demonstration and protests to highlight the conditions of prisoners at Guantanamo.
Guantanamo Bay stands as one of the most potent symbols of unlawful detention in the world today. The detention of suspected terrorists as the prison camps has evoked emotion from those seeking its closure and continuance.
Cageprisoners presents Two Sides – One Story , a tour of the UK that brings those on opposite sides of wire at Guantanamo together for the first time.
Chris Arendt, a former guard at the base has agreed to speak about his experiences in detaining suspected terrorists and bring new insights into the way the US administration carried out policies against them.
Also for the first time the detained Al Jazeera journalist Sami El Haj will be speaking with Moazzam Begg as they both reflect on life at the prison on the opposite to Chris.
This unique tour is a historic moment in the continued War on Terror and will be launched on 11th January 2009, exactly seven years after the first transfers to Guantanamo Bay.
A national tour to mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture
January 11th 2009 – 4th February 2009
SAMI AL HAJ (Ex Guantanamo Detainee and Aljazeera Journalist)
CHRISTOPHER ARENDT (Ex-Guantanamo Guard)
MOAZZAM BEGG (Ex-Guantanamo Detainee, Spokesman for Cageprisoners)
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