GATS issued a PR in English and Arabic and was circulated in the Valley to observe the UN day for torture survivors. The PR called for the formation of a unique Truth Committees in Diaspora within the Sudanese refugee communities to address and expose the crime of torture in Sudan.
Our Table @ the Amherst Farmers Market has drawn more crowd on Sat 6/27. Thanks Ibrahim, Ismail, and Cylvana (our next table will be on 7/11 at the same location by the Information kiosk).
The following links and actions were coppied from our Amnesty International website that addresse torture-related actions:
- Take Action
1. Demand Congress & President Obama investigate and prosecute torture2. Urge Presidential Task Force on interrogation to end torture for good» Write letters on behalf of people at risk of torture worldwide
3. Host a screening of the powerful 30-minute documentary Torture on Trial
Counter Terror With Justice
TUNISIA: END DENIAL, ADDRESS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE NAME OF SECURITY June 26, 2009
Former Bagram detainees allege abuse while in US custody June 24, 2009
USA: Judge orders Guantánamo detainee released after seven and a half years in detention without charge June 24, 2009