Sunday, February 15, 2009

hey! obama! what about binyam mohamed?

At the beginning of the month, a US military lawyer, Yvonne Bradley, visited Binyam Mohamed in his cell at Guantánamo Bay and reported that he was just "skin and bones" and is close to death. She said if action is not taken quickly, it is likely that he will leave Guantánamo Bay "insane" or "in a coffin". It is now February 15th and the latest news is Valentines Day is over .... and Binyam Mohamed is still not free.

Binyam has been on hunger strike since the beginning of the year with several dozen other detainees and is currently being force fed. His situation is desperate. As diplomatic manoeuvres continue to return him to the UK (the UK having sought his return in August 2007), Binyam is deteriorating. Time is running out! After almost seven years of arbitrary detention on three continents, torture and abuse for crimes no one has been able to prove or provide evidence for (he does not even currently face charges).

Hey! President Obama! Please release Binyam Mohamed NOW and return him to the UK, LIKE YESTERDAY.
Apparently if you don't do something before Tuesday 17 February at 1-2.30pm a load of people will turn up outside your place in London which will really annoy the neighbours. So get on that Blackberry now ... you got the free minutes deal didn't you? Just do it ... Yes you can.

Emergency Demonstration: Bring Binyam Back! Tues 17th Feb, US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/Marble Arch).

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