Monday, December 4, 2006

December 10th-11th: Dress in Orange

On December 10th and 11th, in honor of International Human Rights Day, take a stand against the legalization of torture. Spend the whole day wearing what Guantanamo detainees have to wear everyday. Dress in the orange jumpsuit, hood, shackles, etc. Wear it to school. Wear it to work. Wear it to church or religious services.

Link to the organizers' website here.

Al-Ghizzawi's Medical Records

Mr. Al-Ghizzawi has been held in Guantánamo since 2002. He is a sick man and the medical staff at Guantánamo have failed to properly address his condition (read details here). Candace had been fighting hard for access to his medical records. Unfortunately, the judge in Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's case denied the motion for access to records on the grounds that Mr. Al-Ghizzawi had failed to demonstrate that he would otherwise suffer "irreperable harm." This puts Al-Ghizzawi in an impossible situation: he cannot demonstrate that he will suffer irreperable harm without having access to his medical records, and yet he cannot access his medical records unless he establishes that he will suffer irreperable harm. The judge's order has been appealed to the D.C. Circuit.

- Adrian Bleifuss Prados