Monday, January 24, 2011

Amnesty International Panel Discussion with Former Guantanamo Detainee

An exciting and important event in Berkeley this week:
Amnesty International USA would like to invite you to attend an exceptional panel discussion on Torture and Guantanamo Bay.  In recognition of the two years that have passed since the Presidential Order to close Guantanamo, the goal of this event is to bring attention to the human rights violations that have occurred at Guantanamo Bay and to discuss its intended closure.

This expert speakers' panel will feature Omar Deghayes, a former Guantanamo detainee, who will participate via video conference from Brighton, England; Attorney Candace Gorman, whose Civil and Constitutional Rights work has included representing two Guantanamo detainees; and Professor Almerindo Ojeda from the UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, which hosts the Guantanamo Testimonials Project.  There will be a short Q&A session after the panel discussion.

The event will be held at the University of California Berkeley on Wednesday, January 26th from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building. 

The event is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center, Health Professionals Against Torture, Survivors International, United Nations Association USA East Bay Chapter and the Boalt Alliance Against Torture.  The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event please contact William Butkus, Amnesty International Field Organizer or 415-288-1800

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