For Immediate Release


Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6449,
David Lerner, Riptide Communications, (212) 260-5000,

Center for Constitutional Rights to Hold Press Call to Discuss FOIA Complaint Seeking Public Disclosure of Videos of Gitmo Torture Victim

NEW YORK - On Monday, January 9, attorneys will host a press call with reporters to discuss details of CCR’s filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking disclosure of a week’s worth of video tapes of a Guantánamo detainee who has been held without charge for nearly ten years. The suit will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and is being brought against the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the CIA.

What:  Press call to discuss filing with attorneys.


Sandra Babcock is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Clinical Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Law School.

Lawrence Lustberg is chair of the Criminal Defense Department at Gibbons, P.C. and Director of the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law.

Vince Warren, Executive Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Baher Azmy, Legal Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights.

When:   January 9, 2012, 12:00 pm EST.

Call info:

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Direct Dial/ International Access Number:  1.404.920.6440


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