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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2009
12:36 PM

CONTACT: ACLU

Matthew Allee, (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

ACLU to Participate in Rally Marking the Anniversary of the Opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

Advocates Calling for its Closure and an End to the Use of Torture

WASHINGTON - January 9 -  The American Civil Liberties Union will participate in a rally marking the seventh anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The event, part of Witness Against Torture’s 100 Days Campaign to Close Guantanamo and End Torture, will see more than 200 advocates and other human rights organizations gathering to call for President-elect Barack Obama to keep his promise to shut Guantanamo and end torture during his first days in office.

The ACLU will also observe the sad anniversary by putting on display a sizable banner, hanging outside its Washington Legislative Office in D.C., calling for the closure of Guantanamo and an end to the sham military commissions proceedings. Between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., a procession of advocates will stop in front of the ACLU headquarters for photo opportunities with the ACLU banner and activists.

WHAT:
Rally marking the seventh anniversary of the establishment of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and calling on President-elect Obama to close Guantanamo and end torture.

WHO:
The American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights organizations including Amnesty International, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, as well as more than 200 human rights advocates.

WHEN:
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

WHERE:
DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.

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