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Friday, January 6, 2012

Ten Years Too Many

Wednesday, January 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. It will also be three years since President Obama pledged to close the detention facility.

Next Wednesday, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and broad a coalition of religious and human rights organizations will join together in Washington, DC to raise a voice of faith and conscience to mark this anniversary and send a message to the president and Congress that this is “10 Years Too Many."

You can learn more and register to participate in the rally here.
Noon - Rally at Lafayette Square (across from the White House)
1:00pm - Public Witness: a human chain of more than 2000 people, stretching from the White House to the Capitol
2:00pm - Interfaith Reception at NY Ave Presbyterian Church will follow the public witness
3:00pm - Interfaith Prayer Service at NY Ave Presbyterian Church led by Rev. J. Herbert Nelson (Director of the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church USA), Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (Rabbis for Human Rights-North America), and other religious leaders.
Ahead of this tragic anniversary, a new report by Human Rights USA and the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law was released detailing the Bush administration's torture policies. The report presents detailed evidence that high-ranking Bush administration officials planned and authorized the illegal interrogation techniques which were used against detainee terror suspects. You can read more about the report here.

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