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Join the Global Vigils to Close Guantánamo NOW!

Date & Time
March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
UN Plaza San Francisco Civic Center
355 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

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Join us Wednesday, March 6th for the Close Guantánamo Global Vigils led by the tireless Andy Worthington (AKA “Guantánamo Andy”), former detainees and human rights defenders around the globe, calling on President Biden to release the 16 men cleared for release and CLOSE GITMO NOW!!!

Thirty Muslim men are still languishing at Guantánamo, most without charge, none having received a fair trial and many, like Toffiq al-Bihani and Khalid Qasim were brutally tortured by the U.S. government. Sixteen of the detainees, including al-Bihani and Qasim and have been cleared for transfer for years, yet remain detained indefinitely at the unfathomably expensive “forever prison” costing American tax payers an estimated cost of $540 million a year.

Bay Area friends please join members of Amnesty International, World Can’t Wait, and human rights defenders around the world for the Global Vigils telling Biden to stop the ongoing Islamophobic human rights abuses = STOP TORTURE and CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO NOW!

We bring banners, orange jumpsuits, and actions! Feel free to wear orange, bring signs and your voices.

What: San Francisco Vigil to CLOSE Gitmo!
When: March 6th at 3pm
Where: UN Plaza San Francisco Civic Center
Who: YOU

The Global Vigil cosponsors include Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Victims of Torture, Close Guantanamo, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Muslim Counterpublics Lab, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, No More Guantanamos, NYC Veterans For Peace, Schoharie Peacemakers, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, UK Guantanamo Network, Witness Against Torture, World Can’t Wait.