On the 11th January 2002 the first “war on terror” detainees were transported to the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. On the 6th anniversary, Green Lothians MSP Robin Harper is joining with others campaigning for the closure of Guantanamo Bay and all other unlawful detention camps.
Protesters wearing the now infamous Guantanamo orange boiler suits will kneel down outside the United States Consulate before parading along Princes Street to the Mound before repeating the action in the space beside the National Gallery.
“Guantanamo Bay is the newsworthy face of unlawful detainment. Guantanamo and all other unlawful detention camps must close. They have no place in a just society. The “war on terror” has led to the erosion of a whole host of human rights. There is no excuse for resorting to illegal practices, outlawed by international law. “