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Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach



Raleigh, NC - Nearly 50 concerned citizens attended "Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach?" a Nov. 14 event aimed at once to:

Raise funds for the costs associated with three NC attorneys' volunteer efforts to represent Sharifullah, and other Guantánamo detainees; and

To educate the community about the plight and human condition of Sharifullah and other detainees.

Supporters celebrate passage of Amherst Town Meeting resolution 11/04/09

Supporters celebrate passage of Amherst Town Meeting resolution 11/04/09

(l-r) NMG Director Nancy Talanian, Select Board Member Gerry Weiss, and Lead Petitioner Ruth Hooke

News Release: Amherst (MA) Special Town Meeting Approves Resolution to Welcome Cleared Guantanamo Detainees

November 4, 2009On Wednesday evening, Amherst Special Town Meeting approved a resolution welcoming one or two cleared Guantánamo Bay detainees to the community once Congress lifts its current ban. It is the first municipality in the nation to do so. 

Watch "Justice Denied: Voices From Guantánamo"

Got 10 minutes? Watch this new video by the ACLU, featuring interviews with five former Guantánamo detainees:

  • Ruhal Ahmed
  • Moazzam Begg
  • Omar Deghayes
  • Shafiq Rasul
  • Bisher al-Rawi