Today, July 4th 2007 marks 2000 days of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Over 380 people continue to be illegally imprisoned facing torture, brutality and injustice.
UK Green MEP, Jean Lambert has called for the release of people detained without charge or trial and for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, and gave her support to Cageprisoners when she joined the conference ‘Shaer Aamer Detainee 239: A South London Man In Guantanamo.
Jean, who has been named top MEP for her work on Justice and Human Rights, said that the continuing use of Guantanamo demonstrated utter disrespect for human rights and commented; “Everyone has the right to access a fair trial and humane conditions yet Guantanamo Bay ignores this completely.
“By continuing the use of Guantanamo the US has effectively given the green light for other regimes to detain prisoners and conduct unacceptable torture like activities.
“The British Government has a responsibility to ensure the safety of British residents remaining in the centre and bring an end to such horror for both them and their families. It is time to close Guantanamo and either release those detained or charge and try them in civilian