The Social Action Committee will have a table after both services on Sunday May 12 and Sunday May 19 to sign a petition to address the concerns of the Guantanamo prisoners. Please stop by and sign.
At least 100 and as many as 130 of the 166 remaining prisoners at the US prison at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike to protest conditions and indefinite detention. Some of the hunger strikers are being force-fed, which has been condemned by the United Nations as torture. The hunger strike is now more than 90 days long.
Many of these prisoners have never had charges filed against them, and many were cleared for release years ago, but still held. There was never any evidence against some of these men.
National and international media and organizations are calling the force feeding and the indefinite imprisonment a shameful abuse of human rights, and are calling on President Obama to immediately close the prison, bring those who have charges to trial and send the others home.
The Unitarian Universalists have a long history of opposing human rights abuses, please join us in this effort.