Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 22, 2013

Anonymous: Solidarity with Guantanamo Hunger Strike

    Good day my friends.

    Close to half of the population at Guantanamo Bay are now hunger striking. It is time to stand in solidarity with them by demanding the Obama Administration to live up to it's promises to shut the center down.
    Some relevant facts:
    There are 166 detainees currently housed in Guantanamo Bay.
    86 have been approved for release.
    30 Yemenis are being "conditionally detained" because of an "unstable" homeland.
    46 are being detained indefinitely without trial.
    Some have been waiting more than 11 years for their release.
    A compromise of sorts is proposed as a starting point. The goal is to pressure the Obama Administration on a domestic and international level to release those already approved. We will petition the American Government for release as well as Governments with citizens detained in Guantanamo to speak up. We will raise awareness of this issue with a Tweetstorm on Tuesday April 30th at 6:00 pm PST throughout the evening (worldwide trend it bros). Please feel free to begin petitions or write letters to your own Governments, as there are some that have advocated for the release of their citizens in the past, there may be some that will help us now.
    American Petition:
    International Petition:
    When tweetstorming, Copy/paste a tweet from here or create your own. Retweets won't make it trend.
    #Gitmo Release prisoners being held at #Guantanamo Bay without charge!
    #Gitmo End the suffering of innocents in #Guantanamo Bay.
    #Gitmo Eleven years without charge & counting #Guantanamo Bay
    Finally, please spread the word so we can garner as much worldwide attention to this topic as possible in order to pressure Obama to follow through.
    We are Anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.
    Expect us.

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