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NI: Amnesty to mark five-year 'anniversary' of Guantánamo with Belfast demonstration

Where: US Consulate, Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast
When: 12.30pm, Thursday 11th January 2007.

Amnesty International is to mark the five-year ‘anniversary’ of the first ‘war on terror’ detainees being transported to the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba with a demonstration in Belfast. Supporters in orange boiler suits, hooded and chained together with shackles will provide a stark reminder of those being held.

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate closure of Guantánamo Bay and for all other ‘war on terror’ detention centres also to be identified and closed, with detainees being properly charged before fair courts or released to safe countries.

Other Amnesty International demonstrations are set to continue into the weekend, with local Amnesty groups making their opposition to the camp known in various towns and cities in the UK on Saturday 13 January.

There will also be other Amnesty demonstrations worldwide on 11 January, including in Washington, New York, Tokyo, Rome, Madrid and Israel.

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