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Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach

11/23
mcintyre.josh@gmail.com

 

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.

Colleague Organizations

The following organizations support the mission of No More Guantánamos.  We are proud to collaborate with them.

Advisory Board

Buz Eisenberg

Buz Eisenberg is a civil rights attorney who represents six Guantánamo detainees.  He is President of the International Justice Network, the only non-governmental organization currently providing legal representation to detainees held abroad in the “War on Terror.”  He also teaches law-related topics at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

About Guantánamo Bay Prison

“Sometimes, we just didn’t get the right folks.”

— Brigadier General Jay Hood, the top American officer in Guantanamo, to Wall Street Journal, 2005
 
On January 11, 2002, the first 20 prisoners picked up in Afghanistan arrived in Guantánamo, where the Bush administration believed they would be out of reach of U.S. courts. News photos show the men dressed in orange jumpsuits, shackled, with gloves, goggles, surgical masks and headphones for sensory deprivation.. [photo] Hundreds more prisoners followed.
 
But who are they, and were they really the so-called “worst of the worst”?
 

Download Petition to Welcome Detainees in Your Town

If the small island nations of Bermuda and Palau can accept detainees wrongly held by the U.S. at Guantánamo and cleared for release, why can’t the U.S.?

Download a petition and tell President Obama and Congress, "As far as I am concerned, Guantánamo detainees cleared for release are welcome in my town. All other detainees should be charged and tried in federal court or released if they have not committed a crime."

Saifullah Paracha

Saifullah Paracha, 62, is a Pakistani national.  He traveled to the US to study when he was 26 years old and remained there with his family for approximately 10 years before returning to Pakistan to set up an export business.

Paracha was scheduled to fly to Thailand for a business meeting on in July 2003, but when he arrived at the Bangkok airport on July 6, he was seized, hooded, and cuffed, thrown into the back of a vehicle and taken to an unknown location where he was held for a few days, blindfolded, with his ears covered and his hands and legs cuffed.

Our Staff

Nancy Talanian is NMG's Director.  Nancy has more than 25 years of grassroots organizing experience. Before founding and leading the organization, she founded, directed, and grew the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee from a local volunteer coalition to a national organization with a staff of five, hundreds of volunteer affiliates, and thousands of subscribers. BORDC earned national recognition through the passage of more than 400 local government resolutions and eight statewide resolutions upholding the constitutional rights of more than 85 million U.S.