2241New Campaign Highlights Post-9/11 Civil and Human Rights Abuses on US Soil
- Jan 27, 2014
New Campaign Highlights Post-9/11 Civil and Human Rights Abuses on American Soil
January 13, 2014 By Aviva Stahl 1 Comment
Panelists at the No Separate Justice launch at Judson Memorial Church. Photo: Liliana Segura.
This past weekend, activists across the country and around the world marked the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners to the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Detainees there have endured numerous forms of torture, including waterboarding, “stress positions,” prolonged solitary confinement, and force-feeding, as well as indefinite detention without trial, and many advocates have pressed for their immediate transfer to the United States and to the federal civilian justice system.
But not everyone believes that the torture and injustice will end if Guantanamo shuts its doors. Last Tuesday, members of a new campaign called No Separate Justice held a launch event in New York City. The campaign focuses exclusively on exposing the civil and human rights abuses in “War on Terror” cases prosecuted on American soil–abuses that are almost always directed against Muslims.