URGENT ACTION NEEDED - NEW REPORT OF INHUMANE CONDITIONS IN CAMP FIVE ECHO
According to a new report in the Washington Post, British Resident Shaker Aamer is being held in abysmal and disgusting conditions in Camp Five Echo.
The steel cells are half the size of the cells in Camp Five. He does not have enough room to pray. The bright lights affect his eyes and the air conditioning is set to extreme cold. The squat toilet, set in the floor, is difficult to use. Shaker has described the cell to his US lawyer, Ramzi Kassem, as,.."decrepit, filthy and disgusting." Shaker is being held in solitary confinement, in his cell for 22 hours a day. This is his punishment for being "non-compliant." Shaker is known for speaking out against the abuses of human rights in Guantanamo. He has damaged his own health by using the only power he has against the system in enduring long periods on hunger strike. We know from Clive Stafford Smith's report of his meeting this November with Shaker in Guantanamo, that there are now real fears for Shaker's life due to his declining health and lack of medical treatment. Shaker's own letter, made public earlier this year, confirms this. We understand from Battersea MP for Shaker's family, Jane Ellison, that the UK Government is really listening, so the time for urgent is action is NOW.
Please write/email /phone/text to all your contacts to appeal for Shaker Aamer's immediate release to the UK from these inhumane conditions.
WRITE TO DAVID CAMERON, 10 DOWNING STREET, LONDON SW1A 2AG
FOREIGN SECRETARY,WILIAM HAGUE, THE FOREIGN OFFICE, KING CHARLES STREET, LONDON, SW1A 2AH
THE US EMBASSY , AMBASSADOR LOUS SUSMAN, 24 GROSVENOR SQUARE, LONDON W1A 1AE
PRESIDENT OBAMA,THE WHITE HOUSE,1600 PENNSYVANNIA AVENUE NW,WASHINGTON DC 20500 USA
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