[matilda] Press Release: East London Muslims Caged Guantanamo- Style!

ruhul ruhul at blink.org.uk
Fri Oct 5 18:02:57 BST 2007


 Silenced But Not Forgotten


East London Muslims Caged Guantanamo-Style! 

Two British Muslims will be locked-up in a cage, chained and hooded
for 6 days and nights without basic amenities and comfort in a busy
traffic junction corner on the Whitechapel Road (East London) from 2pm
on Friday 5th October.

Hidden Detainees, the organisers behind the event, hope to recreate
the barbaric conditions of the Guantanamo Bay (Camp X-Ray) camp in
Cuba, where over 775 suspects from around the world were illegally
held as part of America’s ‘War on Terror’. The notorious Camp
X-Ray has received worldwide condemnation for operating outside the
law, with record numbers of prisoners committing suicide and going on
extensive hunger strikes. 

“For over five years the prisoners have not been charged. They have
been left in a state of limbo, rendering any effort to challenge their
case in the court of law a futile exercise”, said Hidden Detainees
spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Sati.

The organisers have teamed up with a number of other human rights and
community organisations to stage this extraordinary live stunt,
including the Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), Liberty, Amnesty,
Cageprisoners, Centre for the Study of Terrorism (CFSOT) and the 1990

The Guantanomo Bay Cage in East London will be officially launched on
Friday 5th October at 2pm at the junction of Whitechapel Road and New
Road (London E1, next to the Royal London Hospital; nearest tube:
Whitechapel) by former Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Notes to editors: 

Hidden Detainees (HD) is a London-based voluntary human rights
organization, which seeks to promote human rights and the plight of
illegally held detainees around the world. 

To request interviews with HD, please contact Khoirul Alam on 07962
348 353 or email: hiddendetainees at hotmail.co.uk 


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