Supporters of Omar Deghayes and six other British detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay have called a demonstration to demand that the US authorities release them and shut down its network of secret detention centres.
The march will take place on Saturday 21 January in London. Meanwhile, lawyers for Omar and the other detainees have launched a court challenge aimed at forcing the British government to do more to help free them.
Omar’s family came to Britain in the early 1980s as refugees from Libya. His father, a trade union activist and lawyer, was murdered by Colonel Gadaffi’s regime.
Over the Christmas break the US military admitted that the long running hunger strike at Guantanamo has spread, with 46 detainees joining the protest in the last week of 2005.
Demand justice for the British residents in Guantanamo Bay, Saturday 21 January. Assemble 12 noon, Tothill Street, central London, nearest tube St James’s Park.
Go to www.save-omar.org.uk for more information