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Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
Take Action: Letter to the Editor:
Close Guantanamo Now!
The America I believe in would close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay now!
This January 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo and the rounding up of suspected terrorists, many of whom were tortured, denied due process by being held without charge and denied the right to a fair trial.
Guantanamo is a stain on the human rights record of the United States and indefinite detention without charge or fair trial is a blatant violation of international human rights.
President Biden must take the action he promised and transfer all cleared detainees out of Guantanamo immediately and take the necessary steps to close Guantanamo .
What does it mean to be a member of a local group and what do we do?
One of the hallmarks of Amnesty International is the involvement of local groups that meet around the world. Our local AI USA members belong to Group 612 and we meet monthly.
We work on many issues, including writing letters on behalf of Prisoners of Conscience. We have also taken action to help a specific prisoner of conscience over the past several years. Additional activities include participating in World Refugee Day events; a Close Guantanamo demonstration; lobbying for specific legislation that Amnesty International USA supports; and participating in campaigns against police brutality, capital punishment, and gun violence.
We work to support and advocate for people where justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organization. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
Our local group writes letters, gathers signatures, holds educational events, lobbies our representatives, and works to promote human rights change in our community and around the world.
Back row, L->R: Dave, Paula, Berto, Allyson, Elissa, Chilo; Seated, L->R: Judi, Bernard, Sallyann, Hilary