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Guantanamo Bay protest at US embassy

Issue No. 2010

Some 100 people marched to the US embassy in central London last Saturday to demand the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Many people came from Brighton and the campaign for Guantanamo prisoner Omar Deghayes.

A petition was handed in to the embassy and a rally was held with speakers from a variety of political backgrounds.

A group of people then went to the Home Office where a petition was handed in by relatives of the detainees.

Maggie Clifford
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MoazzAm Begg in Totnes

MoazzAm Begg, the released British Guantanamo detainee, spoke at a meeting organised by Totnes Peace Group last Sunday lunchtime. Some 150 people attended.

Moazzam described how during his time in detention he had seen torture techniques being used by the US guards.

But he also explained how he had been inspired when he was told by guards about the massive anti-war protests in Britain.

Moazzem had been attending the Dartington Literature Festival speaking about his book Enemy Combatant.

Lizi Allnatt

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Sat 22 Jul 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2010
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