CCR, AIUSA, Witness and Peaceful Tomorrows Members and Activists Mark Ninth Anniversary of First Arrivals to Guantanamo

For Immediate Release

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AIUSA, Aaron Barnard-Luce, 202-509-8194, abarnard-luce@aiusa.org
CCR, Jen Nessel, 212-614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org
Peaceful Tomorrows, Shonna Carter, 212-260-5000, shonnac@riptideonline.com
Witness, Jeremy Varon, 732- 979- 3119,  jvaron@aol.com,

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CCR, AIUSA, Witness and Peaceful Tomorrows Members and Activists Mark Ninth Anniversary of First Arrivals to Guantanamo

On January 11, Rally in Front of White House to Close Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Amnesty
International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness
Against Torture, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and other
human rights groups will rally on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 11 a.m.,
in front of the White House to urge President Obama to close the
U.S.-controlled detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on its 9th
anniversary. Following the rally, activists will march in orange
jumpsuits, representing the 174 men still at Guantánamo, to the U.S.
Department of Justice.

The groups are calling on President Obama to end indefinite detention
and unfair trials at Guantanamo Bay and to either charge and fairly try
or release the detainees.

Speakers at the rally will include: Tom Parker, Amnesty International USA's advocacy and policy director of terrorism, counterterrorism and human rights, Valerie Lucznikowska, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, historian and Guantánamo researcher Andy Worthington, Pardiss Kebriaei, staff attorney, the Center for Constitutional Rights representing Guantanamo detainees, and Frida Berrigan, Witness Against Torture.

EVENT:           Rally to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

DATE:             Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TIME:              11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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WHERE:         In front of the White House

                        Washington, DC

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