Monday, January 22, 2007

...more videos

Check out these videos from the Make Some Noise "Close Guantánamo" campaign.

Guantanamo Unclassified

Having overcome some technical difficulties, we can now post this much-requested YouTube video on Adel Hamad, another innocent man languishing in Guantánamo.

British MPs Take (a weak) Stand on Guantánamo

British lawmakers have issued a report urging Britain to pressure the U.S. to close its detention facilities in Guantánamo.

However, opposition MPs and human rights organizations have panned the report which calls for the closing of Guantánamo only as soon "as may be consistent with the overriding need to protect the public from terrorist threats." Although the report's authors spent only one day in Guantánamo and had no access to detainees, they assert that while abuses "almost certainly" occurred they are "unlikely to be taking place now."

Liberal Democrat MP, Sarah Teather dismissed the report saying the committee had been given "the VIP antiseptic tour." Amnesty International described it as a "missed opportunity" and attorney Clive Stafford Smith, the director of Reprieve, found the report to be full of factual errors and apparently based on a "show tour."

- Adrian Bleifuss Prados