Occupy the Courtroom: Activists Put Guantánamo on Trial

Fast for Justice 2012 // Film

A jury trial for five anti-torture activists begins on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in D.C. Superior Court before Judge Fisher on a charge of unlawful conduct.

WAT Activists at the Moultrie Courthouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Our strategy is to put Guantánamo on trial,” says Josie Setzler, a human rights advocate and grandmother from Ohio, “to demand action from our elected Representatives and our President, to see Guantánamo shut down and this travesty ended.”
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Anti-Torture Activists to Occupy Washington, January 2nd-12th

Fast for Justice 2012 // Film

Marking 10th anniversary of Guantánamo, events to include 10-day fast, courtroom support for activists who spoke out in congress, and a human chain from the White House to Congress

A Line of WAT Activists Marches in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 11 will mark the tenth anniversary of the first detainees’ arrival at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. To remember this travesty, Witness Against Torture is planning 10 days of activities in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to torture and indefinite detention at Guantánamo, Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and that the president reject the just-passed National Defense Authorization Act.
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Attention Obama, Congress and the Courts: Americans Still Believe that Torture, Abuse and Indefinite Detention Are Wrong

Fast for Justice 2011 // Film

WAT Activists March in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, members of Witness Against Torture, Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition International, Amnesty International and other groups will embark on a March of Shame, walking between the institutions of power in Washington, DC that continue to be responsible for policies of injustice, cruelty and illegality.
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Anti-Torture Activists Shut Down Two Entrances to the Department of Justice

Fast for Justice 2011 // Film

Activists Reach Hundreds of Employees with News of the Fast for Justice and Our invitation for Dialogue

WAT Activists Block an Entrance at the Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, DC — After a four hour presence at the Department of Justice this afternoon, Witness Against Torture finished its day of action by establishing an overnight vigil that will continue until 8am tomorrow morning, January 20, 2011.
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Close Guantánamo with Justice Now

Fast for Justice 2011 // Film

Day of Action Against Torture, Extra-Legal Detention at the White House and Department of Justice on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

WAT Activists Line Up in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama entered office promising to close Guantánamo and remove the taint of lawlessness it represents. Yet the prison remains open. While Congress blocks efforts to transfer prisoners to the U.S. for criminal trials, the White House draws up plans to hold some men indefinitely, without charge or trial.
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