Hamja Ahsan, brother of Talha Ahsan speaking at Shaker Aamer Event marking on 12 years of detention
THE SAVE SHAKER AAMER CAMPAIGN
MARCH AND RALLY
FOR SHAKER AAMER
End his twelve years of
torture and abuse
SATURDAY 23rd NOV. 2013
MARCH: Assemble 12 noon
Northcote Baptist Church, 53 Wakehurst Road, London SW11 6DB
Transport: Clapham Junction station, then bus G1, 319
RALLY: Starts 2.15pm, ends 5pm
Lower Town Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, LondonSW11 5TN
RALLY SPEAKERS: JOHN McDONNELL MP
ANDY WORTHINGTON ‘The Guantanamo Files’
JOY HURCOMBE Save Shaker Aamer Campaign
VICTORIA BRITTAIN journalist & writer
JEAN LAMBERT MEP
STEVE BELL Stop the War Coalition
IMAM SULIMAN GHANI Tooting Mosque, London
DANIEL BLANEY Vice-Chair CND
YVONNE RIDLEY patron Cageprisoners
Dr DAVID NICHOLL solidarity hunger striker
AISHA MANIAR London Guantanamo Campaign
HAMJA AHSAN Free Talha Ahsan Campaign
Others invited, campaign stalls, refreshments etc.
Org.by SSAC, supported by: London Guantanamo Campaign; Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Wandsworth STWC; Labour CND; Kingston Peace Council, Merton Palestine Solidarity Campaign, South London CPB, Free Talha Ahsan campaign, Wandsworth & Merton SWP, Mitcham CND, Wandsworth Against Cuts and many other national and local organisations.
British Resident Shaker Aamer and his family went to Kabul in Afghanistan in June 2001 to do charity work. In October 2001, Kabul was bombed and Shaker’s family escaped. Like many others, Shaker was betrayed to Afghan warlords and on November 24th 2001, he was abducted and then sold for a bounty to the US. He suffered cruel abuse and torture in US custody in Bagram and Kandahar, in the presence of UK agents. In February 2002, he was transported to Guantanamo, where he has been held for over eleven years without charge or trial. His health is of great concern and he suffers abuse every day in Guantanamo, including beatings and solitary confinement in absolute denial of all his human rights.
Please join us to mark this day and to demand Shaker Aamer’s release and return to his home and family in the UK.
RELEASE SHAKER AAMER TO THE UK – BATTERSEA RESIDENT
LAST LONDONER IN GUANTANAMO – CLOSE GUANTANAMO AND BAGRAM
Further details: contact SSAC 07756493877 firstname.lastname@example.org