Support The Detainees on Hunger Strike at Guantanamo
- The Prime Minister, Tony Blair
- United Kingdom
Detainees in Guantanamo Bay on Hunger Strike.
At least 210 detainees have been on hunger strike since 11 August in protest at their conditions. An earlier hunger strike was stopped when the US authorities promised some changes. They reneged on these promises and the detainees have resumed their protest.
Anyone familiar with the Irish hunger strikes of the 1980s will realise that these detainees are at a critical stage - it's a matter of life and death. Please contact your MP and urge him/her to press the British government to raise the matter with the American authorities as a matter of urgency.
Most of the detainees have been held at Guantanamo for over three without access to their families and are held in untolerable conditions prompting them to go on hunger strike demanding proper treatment under various international conventions. At least one of the prisoner held at guantanamo is a juvenile.
Several, atleast five are British residents and we demand that the British administration has some seriosu discussions with its American partners to bring these intolerable conditions for the prisoners at Guantanamo to an end so that the prisoners can end the hunger strike and can expect a proper process of law applied to them so that they can defend the charges against which they are held.
Since 11 August 2005 at least 210 detainees, illegally incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, have been on hunger strike, in protest at their conditions. We the undersigned call on the British Government to raise this matter with the US authorities as a matter of urgency.
Abu Bakr, brother of Omar Deghayes, a British resident who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay for over three years, expressed his grave concern about the state of his brother's health after four weeks on hunger strike and urges the British government to intercede with the American government before it is too late.
The Support The Detainees on Hunger Strike at Guantanamo petition to The Prime Minister, Tony Blair was written by Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.